October 23, 2011: Slippage at Whitaker

October 23, 2011

The recent heavy rain has helped compact the fill at the Whitaker Siding --- so much so that it is slipping down the side of the nearly 20 foot deep gully.   It slipped about a foot overnight.  The top photo shows some of the slippage after some new fill had been added.  The fill is mostly clay.  Randy added some wood bracing as shown in the lower photo to help retain a row of logs further up the bank. 

Note the 5' 6" person at the top that gives a perspective of the height of the bank.  Randy's mathematics proficiency is evident by his use of πfive times.   The poor quality photos were taken in the morning mist --- one has to show up early to catch the night shift before they go home. 


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