Pair of meetings scheduled to discuss potential for landslides in canyon area

This photo from the California Highway Patrol shows the landslide that happened last week on Highway 140 in the Merced River canyon.

If last week’s first rain of the season is any indication, it could be a long winter and fall.

“We are going to have landslides,” said Rosemarie Smallcombe, chair of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors.

Kellen Takemaka, a geologist and soil scientist for the U.S. Forest Service, agrees.

“Inevitable,” said Takemaka when asked if landslides are going...

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