Indian River ‘monitoring tool’ may shed light on Sitka’s potential landslide hazard

Former Sitka science teacher and programmer Eric Matthes noticed an extraordinarily rapid rise in the Indian River (Ḵaasda Héen) on a trail run the morning of August 18, 2015. At the same time, three landslides struck in Sitka, one of them deadly. Matthes has since correlated eleven other landslides around Sitka since 2014 with high water events on the river, and developed an online tool that indicates when a rainstorm is producing a possible landslide hazard -- and when it's not. Read More