The Landslide Blog is written by Dave Petley, who is widely recognized as a world leader in the study and management of landslides. Last week, I featured a set of landslides that were triggered by heavy rainfall at Franschhoek in South Africa on 23 – 24 September 2023. My good and very kind friends at […]
Franschhoek: 299 mm of rainfall deposited by a large storm has triggered an interesting set of landslides in South Africa
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