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To: BenLurkin; DuncanWaring

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Simply hauling the mud, rocks and trees away might not work.

Digging away the face of the lobe might cause it to move even more quickly toward the highway — a problem common to efforts to combat landslides, Darrow said.

“If you take out the toe, you remove the part that’s holding it back and it just makes it go even faster,” she said.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 9:47:15 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

It’s moving a centimeter a day - three inches per week, a foot per month.

I’m fairly certain a few bulldozers, front-end loaders and dump trucks can keep up with that, even if it speeds up by a factor of 10.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 9:51:09 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: thackney
“If you take out the toe, you remove the part that’s holding it back and it just makes it go even faster,” she said.

Sounds to me like the plot for a new Godzilla movie - "Godzilla versus the Frozen Blob" (American title) or "Godzirra versus the Frozen Brob" (Japanese title)!

21 posted on 12/03/2012 10:51:46 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: thackney

She is correct that you never want to cut the toe of a slope.

But sooner or later its going to be in the right of way...and will have to be moved no matter what.


24 posted on 12/03/2012 11:08:59 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: thackney
“If you take out the toe, you remove the part that’s holding it back and it just makes it go even faster,” she said.

So, begin removing material from the back.

You're welcome.

33 posted on 12/03/2012 1:37:12 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: thackney
“If you take out the toe, you remove the part that’s holding it back and it just makes it go even faster,” she said.

Ummm, then take out the heel.

37 posted on 12/03/2012 3:45:29 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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