Although I highly respect Steve, Iâ€™m going to have to disagree with him on this one. Neither of these schools is in a potential â€œEarthquake-Induced Landslide Hazard Zone.â€ This is typical of hilly regions, however, both schools are on totally flat sections of ground with no hills within a reasonable distance. There is simply nothing to slide.
On the other hand, you have stated that the area under both schools shows High for liquefaction susceptibility. Of the countless Natural Hazard Reports weâ€™ve pulled for the Ardenwood area, all have shown the area to be susceptible to potential liquefaction, but many have not made the distinction between Moderate or High. While some NHD companies provide the actual level, many do not unless it is Very High.
You can confirm the correct level at the following link:
One of the problems with this data shown on the link above is that it does not show the current street configurations for the Ardenwood area or CA 84. This makes me believe that the map predates 1979, when Ardenwood was built, or 1986 when the Forest Park section of Ardenwood was started and the CA 84 connector to I-880 was completed. For this reason, Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™d trust it completely.
On the other hand, Moderate to High conditions are considered â€œnormativeâ€ for much of the Bay Area as a whole.
In contrast, if you look at cities such as Foster City, the majority of the city is categorized Very High.