Historic precipitation drowns Western Pennsylvania in landslides

Tribune Review – Bruce Roth can’t remember a more active landslide season in Western Pennsylvania during his 30 years as a geotechnical engineer.

Blame the record-breaking wet weather.

“When you have more rain and the water table rises, that’s a big factor in whether or not some of these slide-prone areas become unstable,” said Roth, director of engineering for GAI Consultants in Homestead.

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