In an effort to identify risk in the designated areas of New York Pennsylvania and North Dakota, we were contracted to complete a geohazard risk assessment for unstable slopes, water crossings, karst topography, and seismic hazards for energy transportation infrastructure as part of an asset integrity management program.
Phase one of the project involved a desktop analysis of these hazards where we utilized our original suite of geohazard vulnerability tools. Phase two allowed us to execute field verification of slopes and water crossings identified by previous analysis discovered in Phase One.
We implemented a high-resolution Geographic Information System (GIS) model to objectively identify risk and prioritize sites for field confirmation. The field assessments helped validate the model’s predictive capabilities. Repair solutions were outlined for sites with the highest risk ranking regarding preliminary slope and water crossings.