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Moving Earth: Cotton Brook and Other Landslides in Vermont
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Last May, Waterbury experienced a major landslide on Cotton Brook. Over 12 acres, or 200,000 cubic meters, of material slid off the side of the hill, destroyed recreational trails, created a small pond upstream, and transported thousands of cubic meters of sand, silt, and debris downstream. The Vermont Geological Survey has been assessing and monitoring the site since early June. Unlike slow change over time which resulted in Vermont’s bedrock and today’s landscape, this was a catastrophic event which impacted the landscape, habitat, and water resources. Marjorie will share some images and videos which show the spectacular features associated with this and other mass failures and discuss landslides in Vermont.
Price: $5 Member, $8 Non-Member