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Downloadable Watauga County Landslide Hazard Maps in PDF format [NCGS GHMS-3] Download Adobe Reader
Watauga County Digital Elevation Model

Watauga County Digital Elevation Model used in the mapping.

Watauga LiDAR Legend
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, or these maps can be purchased as hard-copy maps through our Geological Survey Shop.

Watauga County Landslide Hazard Data can now be viewed interactively online using our Watauga County Landslide Map Viewer. Users can also view additional Watauga County spatial data layers, such as county tax parcels, roads, hydrography, and critical facilities. Several vintages of aerial photography are also available through this viewer.

Also available are the spatial data files (GIS) used to create these maps.

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].

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

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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

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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

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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)

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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.




Contact Information
  
For additional information about landslide hazards in North Carolina, please contact Mr. Richard Wooten with our Asheville Regional Office:
2090 U. S. Highway 70,
Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778
828-296-4500
rick.wooten@ncdenr.gov
  
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