USGS Keeping A Close Eye On Mudslide Sensors

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.


One Comment

  1. Hillbilly says:

    WHERE ????? this information is TOTALLY useless, unless you indicate where and why abouts that they are worried and monitoring !!!!!!

    1. CowsRfun says:

      Um…they said it was above Pollock Pines…near the same area it happened in 1997. A little town the mentioned a couple times called WHITEHALL!!! Jeez. Listen to the video.

  2. Hillbilly says:

    I apologize, my browser is sooooo slow that I didn’t recieve the video, THANKS for the detailed information…..

  3. john says:

    highway 50 sacramento

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