Report A Landslide
The WSGS is currently updating its landslide database. We are asking for help in this process. If you know of a new landslide that we do not have in our database (check here first) please complete and submit either the online or printable form below.
How to Report a Landslide
Help provide WSGS with information on landslides in the state of Wyoming. This information will help the Hazard Geologists at WSGS to determine the size of the current landslide and any future landslides that may impact humans, structures, utility lines, and waterways.
If you have any questions, please contact WSGS at (307) 766-2286 or email Seth Wittke.
Helpful Information to Report About a Landslide
Please provide the following information with the Landslide Report Form. Any information regarding the location and characteristics of the landslide is beneficial to WSGS. Here are a few examples on how to fill out the form.
- Contact information
- Provide your full name, e-mail address and/or phone number
- A simple description of the location of the landslide is helpful (near an
address, mile marker on a highway.) However, GPS or land survey coordinates help
us better pinpoint the location of new landslides. If a GPS system is used to
identify the location of the landslide locations should be taken at the base of
the slide if possible. If not, please report where the GPS locations were taken,
and in which direction from the coordinates the landslide is located. Please be
extremely cautious as landslides can create difficult terrain. Don’t put
yourself in danger to gather a GPS location on a landslide.
- If an address or coordinates cannot be provided, a detailed description of the
landslide location is appreciated (i.e. Fremont County, private road off Hwy 136,
mile marker 113, north side of Hwy, approximately 5 miles up private road on
north side. Look for fallen trees).
- If possible, take photographs of the entire landslide. Place something within
the landslide area before taking the photo, such as a vehicle, person, dog or
any object that can be recognized for scale. The scale will helps us define the
actual magnitude of the landslide.
Please return Landslide Report forms to Seth Wittke or mail to:
Wyoming State Geological Survey
Attn: Seth Wittke
P.O. Box 1347
Laramie, WY 82073