An underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga sent a small but damaging series of tsunami surges toward the California coast in January.
The Great California ShakeOut returns October 21. Practice something that doesn’t cost anything, is relatively easy to do for most people, and could save your life.
After devastating wildfires, California Geological Survey and CAL FIRE teams scout the blackened ground for signs of potential debris flows.
Nick Graehl, engineering geologist in California Geological Survey’s Tsunami Program, often reflects on his first post-tsunami reconnaissance trip as a reminder of the importance of preparing Californians for a tsunami. “It’s something not everyone gets to experience but then once you have, you never forget.” From Studying to Experiencing Tsunami Effects A post-tsunami reconnaissance trip,…
The lumber industry has a long history in California. Sutter’s Mill, where the discovery that started the Gold Rush was made, wasn’t a flour mill or sugar mill; it was a sawmill. Lumber’s Unfortunate Legacy Vast forests helped build and heat homes for the miners, the merchants, and the rest that followed, helping to turn…
The Governor’s 2021-2022 May Revise proposal includes $1.2 billion that would allow the DOC to do important work on environmental, public safety, and quality of life issues in California.
During Public Service Recognition Week, DOC is spotlighting employees who help conserve and protect California’s natural resources – both in the field and behind the scenes.
March 11, 2021: The California Geological Survey issues new Tsunami Hazard Area Maps for Del Norte and Mendocino counties By Rick Wilson, California Geological Survey (CGS) Many of my tsunami and non-tsunami colleagues can remember what they were doing on March 11, 2011, the day the magnitude 9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake struck offshore of Japan, unleashing…
DOC celebrates the engineers on staff for #EngineersWeek. We have 284 engineers on our roster throughout four divisions. Let’s meet a few of them.
The San Fernando Earthquake changed how the state approached earthquake hazards,” said Dr. Steve Bohlen, Acting State Geologist of California and head of the California Geological Survey. “There was an increased realization that the state had to do something to limit the damage of these events.”