Soil saturated with groundwater triggered landslide in Calif.

06/20/2012 | Los Angeles Times

"Precipitation, irrigation, and to a lesser extent, coastal bluff erosion" may have caused last year's landslide in San Pedro, Calif., according to a report from Shannon & Wilson, a geotechnical and environmental consulting firm. A 120-foot-high coastal bluff on Paseo Del Mar has been moving slowly seaward for several months. Long-term solutions include Paseo del Mar rebuild and reinforcement with grading sections of the slide area.

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