Watauga County Hazards Maps

Watauga County Landslide Hazard Maps

Downloadable Watauga County Landslide Hazard Maps in PDF format [NCGS GHMS-3]

Watauga County is the second 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.

Watauga County landslide hazard maps are complete and available from this web page as Adobe PDF documents.


This product is NCGS Geologic Hazards Map Series 3, (GHMS-3) consisting of four companion sheets listed here, and available below:

  1. Watauga County Landslides:

    Slope Movements and Slope Movement Deposits Map of Watauga County, North Carolina [GHMS-3, Sheet 1].

     

  2. Watauga County Landslide Hazard Analysis: SINMAP

    Stability Index Map of Watauga County, North Carolina [GHMS-3, Sheet 2].

     

  3. Watauga County Landslide Hazard Analysis: Debris Flow Pathways

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

     

  4. Watauga County Geologic Compilation:

    Map Showing a Zone of Potential Rock Slope Instability in Watauga County, North Carolina (with Generalized Bedrock Geologic Compilation) [GHMS-3, Sheet 4].

Watauga County Digital Elevation Model

 

Watauga County Digital Elevation Model used in the mapping.

Watauga LiDAR Legend

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

    File size of GHMS-3, Sheet 1 is 16 MB.

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

    Stability Index Map of Watauga County, North Carolina

    File size of GHMS-3, Sheet 2 is 21 MB

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

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

    File size of GHMS-3, Sheet 3 is 19 MB

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

    Map Showing a Zone of Potential Rock Slope Instability in Watauga County, North Carolina (with Generalized Bedrock Geologic Compilation)

    File size of GHMS-3, Sheet 4 is 27 MB

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    This map is a generalized geologic map of Watauga County showing a zone of potential rock slope instability.