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Directions: Answer the following questions in completed sentences using the book ''Slope Processes, Landslides and Subsidence'', notes, and other resources.

1. Refer to the case history of the Ventura River that is discussed under the heading “History of a River”. Briefly summarize the case study. Identify what went wrong that caused this disaster. How could it have been avoided? What steps should urban planners use to prevent these situations in the future? (not just this location but anywhere) Be specific and detailed with your answer. Your answer must be in complete sentences and paragraph form.
2. Refer to the case study of the floods in downtown Las Vegas that is discussed under the heading “Flash Floods and Downtown Floods. Briefly summarize the case study. Identify what went wrong that caused this disaster. How could it have been avoided? What steps should urban planners use to prevent these situations in the future? This is a desert. How could a flood of this magnitude occur? What geologic feature were present that should have provided a hint to planners that this may occur. What was done, if anything, to prevent floods of this magnitude in the future? Be specific and detailed with your answer. Your answer must be in complete sentences and paragraph form.
3. Refer to the case study of the La Conchita landslide that is discussed under the heading “La Conchita: Southern California Landslide Disaster of 2005 – Lessons Learned. Briefly summarize the case study. Identify what went wrong that caused this disaster. How could it have been avoided? What steps should urban planners use to prevent these situations in the future? How does the geology of the region support the development of steep, unstable slopes in this part of the United States? What was done, if anything, to prevent landslides of this magnitude in the future? Should urban planners do anything differently in this are in the future? What? Be specific and detailed with your answer. Your answer must be in complete sentences and paragraph form.
4. You are in an area with active volcanos, near the boundary of the Cocos plate and the Caribbean plate. The area has very steep slopes formed from volcanic material. What type of volcano is most likely to form in this area? What type of eruptions and likely? Why? What other types of geologic hazards may also happen in this area? How can you and should you plan to protect the human population in the event of an eruption or other catastrophic event? Be specific and detailed with your answer. Your answer must be in complete sentences and paragraph form.

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1. The case of the Ventura River involved a recreational vehicle resort which was built on an active distribution channel of the Ventura River. The fault in this case is the non-assessment of the historical flooding and channeling of the Ventura River. The studies did not consider distribution channels which lead them to the findings that the recreational vehicle resort is safe from floods even for a hundred years which was proven otherwise as it experienced flooding in 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1998. This disaster...

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