Heavy Rain Can Lead to Landslides

Bill Galli with the Galli Group says with the heavy rainfall there is the potential for landslides.

Posted: Feb 25, 2019 7:06 PM

GRATS PASS, Ore -- The Galli Group is hard at work preparing for the potential of heavy rains that we are expected to see this week.

Bill Galli with the Galli Group says “"With almost all landslides it’s the water that drives it. Water gets collected and gets dumped on slope and the mishandling of the water it saturates the slope and reduces the strength of the soil and then it releases.”

Bill says the last landslide that we saw was in the winter of 2015-2016 because we had double the amount of annual rainfall.

Galli says "Gilbert creek is one that we can an embedded stream and it doesn’t go out of its banks so when it floods its rampaging and it eats away the banks and they built houses very close"

Bill does see the potential for a landslide.
Galli says "Usually the combination with snow and rain on it down as low as we are seeing it unusual."

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