UCSB Scientists Scour Montecito Creeks for Clues to the 1/9 Debris Flow


Tom Dunne has tramped all over the enormous debris flows, dozens of miles long, that were triggered in May 1980, during a volcanic eruption and avalanche on Mount St. Helens in Washington. But he has never seen anything like what happened in Montecito on January 9, when a catastrophic debris flow was triggered not by an eruption or landslide, but by a deluge that cut hundreds of thousands of narrow channels into the scorched mountain slopes.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018