Report No. : GEO Report No. 70

Report Title : Hong Kong Rainfall and Landslides in 1996 (1998), 84 p. plus 1 drg.

Author : C.K.L. Wong


This Report reviews the rainfall and landslides in Hong Kong throughout 1996. Rainfall information has been obtained from the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) automatic raingauge system and from the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). Most of the landslide data have been taken from the records of incidents reported to the GEO during the year. Supplementary data have been obtained from other Government departments.

The rainfall at HKO in 1996 was only 2% above the Hong Kong annual mean. A total of 163 incidents was reported to the GEO. Of these, 153 were classified as genuine landslides.

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