mudslides

Oso Landslide
7:29 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Oso Logging Inquiry Offers Few Answers

Investigative reporters revealed that loggers had clear-cut in a no-logging zone directly above the hillside that collapsed in Oso earlier this year.
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Shortly after this year's deadly Oso landslide, investigative reporters revealed that loggers had clear-cut in a no-logging zone directly above the hillside that collapsed.

That logging, back in 2004, removed trees in an area scientists had said could worsen the risk of landslides.

A report out Tuesday from the Department of Natural Resources leaves unanswered the question of why logging took place on what should have been forbidden ground.

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Methow Valley Mudslides
6:37 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Can A Little Grass Seed Prevent Further Mudslides In The Methow Valley?

Some bunch grass in the Methow Valley made it through the Carlton Complex fires and is coming back.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

The Carlton Complex fires burned more than 255,000 acres in Washington’s Methow Valley past summer. There are thousands of fire-scrubbed hillsides and slopes that threaten to become torrents of mud running down in nearly every direction.

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Wildfires Amid Mudslides
6:25 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Wildfires Still Rage Amid Mudslides In Central Wash.

Crews build a fire line at the Carlton Complex.
Credit InciWeb

The National Weather Service said slow-moving storms creeping through Central Washington could bring another round of mudslides this evening yet the same wildfires that stripped the hillsides and left them prone to slides continue to burn. Remaining crews are now dealing with both fires and flooding.

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