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Grading may have caused slide - Jackson Hole News&Guide: Town & County

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Grading may have caused slide

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Consultant points to Walgreens site as latest in series of contributing activities on the butte.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:30 am

Human activity has contributed to the East Gros Ventre Butte landslide that in the past week has displaced nearly 60 residents and cost taxpayers at least $750,000, a consultant says.

The area around the slide has been the site of grading and construction over the decades, including construction of Budge Drive and grading of Highway 191 itself. Recent development may have been a catalyst, Landslide Technology engineer George Machan said.

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