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My thesis about a community in Waynesville, NC experiencing mass wasting in the form of a slow moving landslide.
  Heather Gregory: Investigation of a Slow-Moving Landslide:Hunter’s Crossing Subdivision Waynesville, NC Hunter’s Crossing Subdivision is located in Waynesville, NC. Figure one shows theapproximate location of the Hunter’s Crossing area. The picture on the left represents thewestern part of North Carolina, where the Hunter’s Crossing area is denoted by thenumber 3. The other numbers are the locations of other “big slow movers” in NorthCarolina. The picture on the right is the approximate location of the Hunter’s Crossingarea on a map of the Waynesville area. It is located just outside the town of Waynesville,off of Lickstone Road, near Allen’s Creek. (Alpha) December, 2006, North CarolinaGeological Survey Figure 1 1 mile  The investigation of the slow-moving landslide at Hunter’s Crossing Subdivision beganin 2005 when the residents of the community noticed damage to their houses and thesurrounding property. The North Carolina Geological Survey was called upon to examinethe site, whereupon they mapped the slope movement features, documented the damageto the residences, mapped an area of curved trees, and created maps and a cross section of the area. Alpha Environmental Services, Inc. was hired to drill bore holes, install crack monitors, and install total station stakes and monitor the movement of the slope from2005-2006. The Western Carolina University geology capstone project at Hunter’sCrossing was started in January of 2007. The capstone researchers continued themonitoring of the site from Alpha’s crack monitors and total station points, collected dataon new damage to the houses and property, analyzed the geology of the area, studied the background information, installed rain gauges, took measurements of the scarps and their extensions, and performed their own geologic analyses of the area including bedrock features, permeability of the sediment, mapped areas of curved trees, and performedsediment analysis from sediment cores taken. (Alpha) December, 2006, North CarolinaGeological SurveyA brief timeline of the events that took place at the Hunter’s Crossing community revealthat the slope has been moving for a longer time than when the residents first noticeddamage to their houses and property. Starting from the 1950’s to the 1970’s, the toe of theslope was either eroded or was cut for the construction of the Lickstone residences. Itshows signs of both. Figure 2 shows the toe of the slope, which is very steep, with one of the Hunters Crossing residences on the slope.  Figure 2 In 2001, the Hunter’s Crossing community was constructed. In 2003, the first waterlineruptured due to the movement of the slope. In 2004, hurricanes Ivan and Frances sweptthrough the area and dropped approximately 11 inches of rain on the area over 10 days. In2005 the first damage was noticed and reported by the Hunter’s Crossing residents. Thesecond waterline rupture occurred, causing the water record to jump to 25,600 gallons.This is a large amount of water to be pumped into the sediments, possibly causing moreinstability, but that is unable to be proven at this time. The town of Waynesville shut off the utilities to the residences and forced the residents to vacate their properties. Figure 3shows a sheared waterline at the toe of the slope and figure 4 shows damage to thefoundation of a residence on the slope. Figure 5 shows damage to a carport on the slope,where the slope has pushed the carport so that it is leaning at an angle, and the beam hasnow become detached from the roof.  Figure 3Figure 4Figure 5
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