Landslide Mitigation Update

By Barbara Sattler

At the Dec. 18, 2018 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council meeting the council approved a contract with a geotechnical firm to:

   1. Design a drainage system at the bottom portion of the landslide located to the south of Burma Road

    2. Design any necessary fracture infill in this area

   3. Design the underground hydro-augers at the bottom of the slide and,

    4. Perform a hydrology/hydraulic analysis in the canyons.

The design proposals will come back to the RPV City Council in the near future for review. The city council asserted that they will work closely with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and with the wildlife agencies throughout the design process.

Concerns were raised about the impact on vegetation in the project area, much of which is part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. The council expressed some interest in looking into that issue in the future, but made no specific commitment.

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