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Landslides of Hot Springs
Hot Springs National Park is known for its many geological wonders. To accommodate the expansion of attractions, the landscape around the thermal springs has been changed to suit the growing economic needs. In the 1800’s, construction workers blasted back the toes of West, North and Hot Springs mountains leaving nearly 100 feet vertical “high walls”. Over time, substantial commercial buildings were constructed against the exposed rock cliffs, some as few as 10 feet away from rock exposures. Because of this, the spa city has endured a long history of geologic hazards. Landslides are a threatening reminder of the precarious interplay between geology and economic development.
Van Buren County
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