Procedures to Develop Defined Metrics and Protocols Using Existing Rockslope and Rockfall Design Guidelines within Corridors for Mitigation of Rockfall and Rockslides

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Crews remove the large boulder that fell in the rock fence along the side of I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass in Washington State. Image credit WSDOT.

Rockfall and rock slope design engineering guidelines have been established since the 1960’s with such notable works as the Ritchie Ditch Catchment (1963), Rock Slope Engineering (Hoek and Bray, 1974), Rockfall Catchment Area Design Guide (FHWA-OR-RD-02-04), and more recently Rockfall … Read the rest