Maryland Department of Natural Resources

MGS responds to Fort Washington landslide

May 6, 2014

Rich Ortt discusses the landslide

The Maryland Geological Survey visited the site of a landslide in the Fort Washington area of southwest Prince Georges County. The slide occurred as a result of slope failure associated with the Marlboro Clay. Recent heavy rain was likely a contributing factor in the slide.

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