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Table 2
Cost of remedial measures for geological disasters
(data derived from public tendering process)
Example Date Action Cost Est. Source
Placentia Construction 1992-1993 Extension of sea wall, and construction of back beach flood protection $3,000,000 Department of Municipal Affairs
Placentia 1982 flood damage 1982 Damage incurred to property $750,000 Forbes (1984)
Gambo highway slope stability 1988-1992 Construction of stabilization measures $650,000 Department of Works, Services and Transportation
Springdale rock fall 1998-1986 Construction of retaining wall and fence $265,000 Boyd (1991)
John's Beach, Bay of Islands landslide 1993-1994 Dewatering of slope to mitigate against road slippage $250,000 Department of Works, Services and Transportation
Gaultois 1992 Construction of retaining wall, scaling of slope $155,000 Department of Municipal Affairs
Riverside Drive, Corner Brook landslide 1994 Diversion of drainage from highway via ditches $63,000 Department of Works, Services and Transportation
Englée landslide 1994 Relocation of house and construction of gabion $45,000 Department of Municipal Affairs
Chamberlains coastal erosion 1992-1993 Estimates for construction of 50 m of gabions or armour stone $13,000
Water Resources Division, Department of Environment

Table reproduced by permission of M. Batterson, D.G.E. Liverman, J. Ryan and D. Taylor, The Assessment of Geological Hazards and Disasters in Newfoundland: An Update. (St. John's: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey, © 1999).

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