OSU researchers complete study that focuses on strength and frequency of landslides

The researches studied the Lookout Creek Watershed in Western Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State University has just completed a long-term study that focuses on landslides, how often they happen and how strong they are. 

Landslides happen in all 50 states, causing an average of 25 deaths per year according to the United States Geological Survey. 

OSU researchers studied the Lookout Creek Watershed in Western Oregon. Associate Professor in the College of Forestry Catalina Segura said logging and road construction were factors that greatly affected landslides. 

“When we cut the trees with the old practices from the fifties and at the same

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