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Landslides in Arkansas

This picture of a landslide that occurred on Highway 65,
south of Marshall, Arkansas, was taken in 2008 by Erin Smart of AGS

Landslides cost billions of dollars worth in damage every year in the United States. Here in Arkansas, landslides often occur in association with road building, where excavations into the hillsides have over-steepened and reduced natural slope stability. Over-steepening of slope and removal of vegetation combined with large amounts of rainfall contribute to landslide development. A great deal of time and money is invested to repair damage to roadways and property every year in Arkansas. Click on General Information to learn more about the causes of landslides in Arkansas.


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Little Rock, AR 72204
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