|Definite landslide deposit
|Probable landslide deposit
|Unattributed landslide deposit
|Questionable landslide deposit
|Old Quaternary landslide deposit
|Questionable old Quaternary landslide deposit
|Young Quaternary landslide deposit
|Questionable young Quaternary landslide deposit
|having a slope >= 15%
|Range of values
The authors are grateful to Russell Graymer, David Howell, William Lettis, Bruce Clark, John O'Rourke, Betsy Mathieson, Reid Fisher, Roberta Smith, Gerald Weber, Earl Hart, and John Wade who kindly provided excellent comments used to revise various drafts. Suzanne Mills kindly made corrections to the text, figures and database, and made plots of all the maps. Scott Graham helped to revise the Web text.
Note: Authorship of the geology of this publication resides in the first six names in the author list in the order given. Sebastian Roberts is also the primary digital database author. The last three names, starting with Suzanne K. Mills, are the other digital database authors in the order given.
These susceptibility maps and the cost assessment data allow landowners in rural western San Mateo County to determine if their property is impacted by deep-seated landslide and debris flow hazards and, if so, how much money might be required to investigate them. The information is also useful for land use planners, local officials and public interest groups. For example, the maps will be useful for purposes such as determining where sediment from landslides might adversely affect fish in the various creeks, or where roads might be closed after heavy rainfall.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:Uses of this digital geologic map should not violate the spatial resolution of the data. Although the digital form of the data removes the constraint imposed by the scale of a paper map, the detail and accuracy inherent in map scale are also present in the digital data. The fact that this database was edited for a scale of 1:24,000 means that higher resolution information is not present in the dataset. Plotting at scales larger than 1:24,000 will not yield greater real detail, although it may reveal fine-scale irregularities below the intended resolution of the database. Similarly, where this database is used in combination with other data of higher resolution, the resolution of the combined output will be limited by the lower resolution of these data.
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Although this publication has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, it is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.
|Grids (10m resolution) of debris-flow susceptibility in format ARCE (version 7) Size: 1