Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Watauga Landslide Hazard Maps

Printed copies of the recently completed landslide hazard maps for Watauga ARE available now in the county's planning office. Very few people so far have looked at them.

The digital versions, which will take a viewer into much finer detail, are not available yet but should be by early summer.

We're unclear, even after last evening's hearing on HB 1756, "Artificial Slope Construction in Mountainous Areas," whether the digital versions will be specific to individual parcels. The concern among real estate brokers is that the disclosure of potential landslide risk to prospective buyers cannot be mandated with maps that do not get specific to individual parcels.

No comments: