Landslide Hazard Management System in West Virginia - Phase I

The decision making and prioritizing of maintenance and remediation plans can be executed objectively only when a framework of the landslide hazard rating system is developed. The ultimate goals of this project will be to: (a) Assist the West Virginia Department of Highways (WVDOH) manage the landslides inventory; and (b) Provide a methodology for the WVDOH Program Planning and Administration Division to redistribute the landslide funds based on needs and severity of landslides. The primary objectives of the project are to: (1) Develop electronic field reconnaissance method or form; (2) Develop and populate an inventory of existing landslide sites; (3) Develop a comprehensive web‐enabled, geographic information system (GIS)‐based landslide database; (4) Develop an appropriate standardize rating matrix for landslides; and (5) Develop a user manual and training materials for the landslide hazard management program.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $249225.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      West Virginia Department of Transportation

      1900 Kanawha Boulevard
      Room A851
      Charleston, WV  United States  25305-085
    • Performing Organizations:

      Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute

      Marshall University
      Huntington, WV  United States  25755
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zatar, Wael

    • Start Date: 20120228
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130731
    • Source Data: RiP Project 30005

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01465741
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute
    • Contract Numbers: 212141
    • Files: UTC, RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:04PM