Buncombe County Hazards Maps

Buncombe County Landslide Hazard Maps

Downloadable Buncombe County Landslide Hazard Maps in Adobe PDF format -NCGS Geologic Hazards Map Series 4, (GHMS-4)

Buncombe County is the third North Carolina County to be studied for potential and known landslide hazards. North Carolina Geological Survey staff in Swannanoa (Asheville Regional Office) are heading up this multi-year effort to map known and potential landslide locations in western North Carolina.

Buncombe County landslide hazard maps are available from this web page as free downloadable Adobe PDF documents.

This product is NCGS Geologic Hazards Map Series, (GHMS-4) consisting of three companion sheets listed here, and available below:

  1. Buncombe County Landslides:

    Slope Movements and Slope Movement Deposits Map of Buncombe County, North Carolina [GHMS-4, Sheet 1].

     

  2. Buncombe County Landslide Hazard Analysis: SINMAP

    Stability Index Map of Buncombe County, North Carolina [GHMS-4, Sheet 2].

     

  3. Buncombe County Landslide Hazard Analysis: Debris Flow Pathways

    Map of Known and Potential Debris Flow Pathways in Buncombe County, North Carolina [GHMS-4, Sheet 3].

 

 
 
Buncombe County Digital Elevation Model

 

Buncombe County Digital Elevation Model used in the mapping.

Buncombe LiDAR Legend

    Slope Movements and Slope Movement Deposits Map of Buncombe County, North Carolina

    Download Map - 17.5 MB

    This Map shows where landslides are known to have occurred in Buncombe County.

     

    Stability Index Map of Buncombe County, North Carolina

    Download Map - 46 MB

    This Stability Index Map shows where landslides might start in the future.

     

    Map of Known and Potential Debris Flow Pathways in Buncombe County, North Carolina

    Download Map- 25 MB

    This Debris Flow Pathways Map shows where landslides have gone in the past, and where they might go in the future.