Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hazard Rock Removal

Rock fall hazard reduction project

I have had the fun of doing hazard rock removal on a couple of occasions. Nothing as dramatic as the crew below. Although at one project I did work on the fall line height for the removed rocks was on the order of 300 feet. Those rocks had some velocity when they hit the road below! When you drive past a steep rock road cut think of the folks like this that make it safer. Especially so during wet winter weather followed by a little freeze-thaw action. Whenever, I have done hazard rock removal I just think of myself as a sped up freeze-thaw agent. Great fun, and perhaps I missed my true calling as a geologist.

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