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Open-file Report - 595
Rockfall susceptibility maps for New Mexico

Daniel J. Koning and Mark Mansell


This project was initiated in order to better evaluate the potential hazard posed by rockfalls in the state of New Mexico. Maps showing rockfall susceptibility (i.e., where rockfalls could be expected to occur) could serve as a tool to identify regions in the state where rockfall risk should be considered by public and private planners, as well as the NM Department of Transportation. Such maps would also be essential precursors of complete hazard maps, which would incorporate other rockfall parameters such as magnitude (intensity) and frequency of occurrence. These hazard maps could then be folded into risk maps, which incorporate potential costs and societal impacts. The rockfall susceptibility maps presented in this report will also assist the NM Department of Homeland Security in preparing for their 2018 update for the N.M. State Hazard Mitigation plan for FEMA. Funding for this project was obtained via a subgrant through the NM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (FEMA4152-DR-NM-020).

See ReadMe.txt for more information about this report.

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File Name Size Last Modified
OFR-595_RockfallMap.pdf 3.72 MB 02/01/2021 04:45:12 PM
ReadMe.txt 9 KB 01/24/2018 10:18:17 AM
Appendix A Workflow:
Appendix_A_Detailed_Workflow.pdf 88 KB 02/01/2021 04:45:30 PM 927 KB 01/24/2018 09:56:26 AM
Excel spreadsheets:
Table_A-1.xls 375 KB 01/22/2018 06:02:31 AM
Table_A-2.xls 761 KB 01/22/2018 06:03:06 AM
Table_A-3.xls 800 KB 01/20/2018 07:52:59 AM
Table_A-4.xls 357 KB 01/20/2018 07:57:53 AM
Appendix B InputData:
AppendixB_InputData.mpk 474.46 MB 01/22/2018 08:48:47 AM
Appendix C InterimARCRasters:
RockfallInterimRasters.mpk 1,753.74 MB 01/22/2018 04:53:26 PM
Appendix D FinalARCProducts:
Plate_1_Density_RocktoppleSusceptibility_Plot.mpk 117.02 MB 01/22/2018 09:36:24 AM
Plate_2_Hillshade_Slopebased_RocktoppleSusceptibility_Plot.mpk 165.66 MB 01/22/2018 11:20:24 AM
RockTopple_Density_PageSize.mpk 173.99 MB 01/22/2018 11:00:30 AM
SlopeCriteria_RockFall_PageSize.mpk 173.67 MB 01/22/2018 10:48:00 AM
Plate_01_Density_RocktoppleSusceptibility_Plot.pdf 24.08 MB 02/01/2021 04:46:15 PM
Plate_02_Slopebased_RocktoppleSusceptibility_Plot.pdf 19.00 MB 02/01/2021 04:47:38 PM

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