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U.S. Geological Survey El Niño Information

Potential San Francisco Bay Landslides During the 1997–98 El Niño

Examples from 1997–1998

1982 Damage Map & Debris Flow Map

Total direct costs of damage from landslides (including debris flows) in the January 1982 storm

Transportation $21,322,000
Utilities $3,202,000
Parks $3,714,000
Private Property and other businesses $37,352,000
Miscellaneous $660,000

Total (1982 $$)


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1982 landslide damage map

Distribution of debris flows following the January 1982 storm

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1982 Debris Flows Distribution

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