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North Tongass Talus
By Kathy Andresen


July 13, 2007
Friday PM

On my daily commute from 10 miles North Tongass, I have been noticing increased amounts of talus accumulating in various areas along the highway. One area that I particularly notice, that is in city limits, is just beyond the rock quarry where the rock is reddish and the talus is in small pieces. If you look directly above the talus, you will see larger boulders now outcropping in a precarious way above the highway. Does this concern anybody else? I know there have been in the past, unexpected rockfalls within the city that have had devastating effects. Besides this letter, I intend on contacting the City of Ketchikan and the State Department of Transportation for further information.

Kathy Andresen
Ketchikan, AK

Received July 13, 2007 - Published July 13, 2007


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