By administering Environmental Protection District (EPD) #2, the Geologic Hazards Overlay, Wasco County Planning assures that development in hazardous or potentially hazardous areas mitigate the threat to life and property from landslides and erosion often referred to as “mass movement.”  This EPD applies to areas first identified by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) in 1977. Improvements in mapping data through technology like LiDAR can identify geologic hazards with far greater precision than previous digital elevation models.

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