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Landslides in the West Hills of Portland
Data collection at this site supports research on hydrologic factors that control landslide initiation. In many landslide-prone hillsides, infiltration of water from rainfall or snowmelt increases ground-water pressures. These elevated pressures can, in turn, induce landslide movement. Instrument installation at this site took place during the summer and fall of 2006. These instruments are used to monitor and detect changes in local conditions, including
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EXP11619 EQ Admin  
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United States North America
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http://landslides.usgs.gov/monitoring/portland/
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United States North America
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http://landslides.usgs.gov/monitoring/portland/
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