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USDA Soil Scientist Inspects and Measures Landslide Near a Hurricane María Survivor's Home

Santos Colberg (left), Soil Conservation Technician, along with the rest of the USDA Focus Team, collect data and measure with an inclinometer the landslide in front of them.

UTUADO, Puerto Rico, April 26, 2018– Santos Colberg (left), a Soil Conservation Technician, along with members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Focus Team, collect data and measure the angle of a landslide in front of them (with an inclinometer). The Natural and Cultural Resources sector is on a mission led by Juan Hernández from the USDA to assess erosion and sedimentation in the area surrounding the Dos Bocas watershed and Caonillas reservoirs. Soil scientists from different parts of the U.S. and Puerto Rico are working in conjunction with the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez led by Prof. Stephen Hughes to identify and digitalize over 12,601 landslides of which 605 have been analyzed.

Photo by Andrea Bajandas - Apr 26, 2018 - Location: Utuado, Puerto Rico
Last Updated: May 4, 2018