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Hundreds of landslides have occurred throughout the State of Arkansas. Keeping track of every landslide event is a difficult task. The Arkansas Geological Survey documents numerous landslides each year; most of which are reported by the citizens of Arkansas. Several of these landslides are currently being monitored. The following landslide case studies have been prepared by geologists at the Arkansas Geological Survey and are grouped by county. Click on your county of interest to learn more about the geologic setting and causes of landslides in

Landslide Case Studies By County

Cross County

Village Creek State Park Landslide



Boone County

Blackjack Lane Landslide, Harrison



Garland County

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.

Crushed Duck Landslide
Hot Springy Dingy Store Landslide 1995
The Arlington Landslide 1984
Southern Club Rock Slide 1966



Newton County

Debris Flow on Highway 374



Pope County

The Pottsville Landslide



Searcy County

Richland Creek Road Landslide



Van Buren County

The Greers Ferry Landslide



Additional Landslide Resources

Landslide features on Crowley's Ridge (IC-31)


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