Hazards From Mudslides: Debris Avalanches and Debris Flows in Hillside and Wildfire Areas


Subject:
California: Science , Geology , Weather

Description:
Background about the causes of mudslides (generally a combination of heavy rainfall, steep slopes, and loose soil) and precautions to avoid harm from mudslides. The site notes that most deaths from mudslides in California have occurred "when debris flows buried persons who were sleeping in lower-floor bedrooms that were adjacent to hazardous slopes." From the California Geological Survey.

Creator:
Barrows, Alan; Smith, Ted

Publisher:
California Geological Survey

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/information/publications/cgs_notes/note_33/Pages/Index.aspx


PID= res:lii-21418