Landslides - Detection and Prevention!
Since all of La Honda is pretty much located on one big landslide, The Voice has re-printed some brief info to serve as a quick lesson in detecting and preventing landslides:
"Anyone that lives in a hilly region should be on the lookout for landslides after heavy rain..Here are some features that might be noticed prior to a landslide:
1. Wetness or water springs in an area that hadn't been wet before
2. New cracks or bulges in the ground
3. Soil moving away from the foundation
4. Leaning telephone poles, trees, or fences
5. Rapid increase in creek levels and an increase in turbidity (soil content)
6. A sudden decrease in creek levels when it is still raining"
"The easiest solution for preventing catastrophic landslides is to stop building on steep slopes or on the edges of mountains - landslides may still occur, but the chances of people or property getting damaged is much less... Also you can
1. Plant vegetation
2. Control water run-off
3. Don't water slopes"