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Identify Landslide Risk Areas in Colorado

Description: 

In this project, students identify areas at highest risk of flooding and landslides during a major rain event. They first explore the region's dramatic geography and identify how the most flood-prone areas correspond with large population centers. Then, they determine where landslides are most likely to occur and summarize the population in these at-risk areas. Overall, students get a picture of the dangers faced in Boulder County and the costs associated with rebuilding in the wake of catastrophe.

Learning Targets: 
Identifying spatial problems through visual analysis
Finding areas of intersection among different layers
Enriching data with demographic and landscape statistics
Author: 
GRACE Project
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Licensing: 
Creative Commons Licence
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