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Photo of landslide in Atlanic Highlands


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  • Francis Ashland
    • USGS Landslide Hazards Program
    • 703-648-6923
  • Pamela Reilly
    • USGS New Jersey Water Science Center
    • 609-771-3900


Atlanic Highlands Links

Landslide Monitoring in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ


Recent shallow landslides have occurred on the steep hillslopes of the Atlantic Highlands area during and after large storm events with exceptionally heavy rainfall. These shallow landslides have resulted in extensive damage to residential property and local infrastructure and threatened human safety.

Standard and FLIR image of a Landslide zone
A handheld thermal imaging camera was used to detect groundwater seeps in an area on the bluff with shallow land movement.

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Monitoring sites are operated as part of a research project. Active data collection may be discontinued at any time in the future.

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Map of the Study Area

Figure 1. Shaded relief map of the Atlantic Highlands area, New Jersey showing the location of historical shallow landslides (red circles; locations modified from NJGWS 2016), and the Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook (MMSO) and Ocean Boulevard Bridge (OBB) monitoring sites.


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