Mudslides, Landslides and the History of the Blue Ridge Mountains


Feb 02, 2010 07:00 PM

Feb 02, 2010 08:30 PM

Hendersonville, NC

Free public forum about The Blue Ridge Mountains and their fascinating history, geology and concern offers an in-depth look at how mountain geology impacts our region’s tendency towards landslides. Two geologists from the NC Geological Survey will discuss our area’s geology, how mountains are formed and what special concerns our geology presents to developers with plans to construct on mountains.
Currently, the NC Geological Survey has begun landslide mapping of Henderson County to determine what issues Henderson County residents and builders should be concerned about. To date, the Survey has mapped over 2000 historic slope failures in the region since records were kept as well as hazard zones that could result in catastrophic mudslides should the region face intense storms such as those the area incurred in 2004.

Following the forum, audience members will be invited to ask their questions and the litigants in the Carriage Park case whose homes were seriously damaged as a result of steep slope construction will be invited to discuss their concerns.

Environmental and Conservation Organization (ECO)

Henderson County Public Library (downtown Hendersonville)
301 N. Washington Street
Hendersonville NC 28739
Phone 828-697-4725

Website:
http://www.eco-wnc.org