USGS Keeping A Close Eye On Mudslide Sensors
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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sensors have been placed along local roads to monitor potential mudslides.
The Department of Forestry installed the sensors after a mudslide in 1997 sent 35,000 truckloads of dirt onto Highway 50.
The sensors are buried in the ground.
Caltrans and the USGS use the real-time data from these sensors to detect potential slides.
Geologists say that the saturated soil in 1997, are the same conditions we’re seeing this week.