Soil Rehabilitation Guidebook

[Soil Rehabilitation Guidebook Table of Contents]
Figure 2. Typical landslide profile and effects.

Typical impacts
  • spoon-shaped "scarp" face
  • most of soil removed
  • steep, unstable sidewalls
  • scouring to bedrock or compact subsoil common
  • variable impacts, ranging from bedrock exposure, to surface material removal of varying depths, to minor deposition
  • deposition of soil, woody debris and rock; initially a "fluid" or low bulk density mass is deposited that firms up with drainage
Figure 2