Flood and Landslide Susceptibility Study

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Changing Climate: Flood & Landslide Susceptibility along the Ohio-Kentucky Border


In this presentation from September 22, 2021, Groundwork, NASA DEVELOP, Green Umbrella, and the City of Cincinnati present the latest research and ways our region can adapt to impacts caused by extreme weather events.

Key conclusions include:


  • In storms affecting the area, highly urbanized land cover types retained barely 10% of rainfall, while forested areas retained up to 90%
  • The Downtown Cincinnati, Queensgate, and Over-the-Rhine neighborhoods retained the least amount of rainfall, between 10 – 15%
  • Slope was the most predictive variable in assessing landslide susceptibility
  • Slopes near major highways, such as US 50 and KY 8, were found to have very high landslide susceptibility
  • The area around Avondale, along with North and South Fairmont had the highest determined landslide exposure
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