Types of Landslides - Debris Flow

Debris Flow — A mass of loose, water-laden, and poorly sorted debris of fragmented rock, soil, and mud that surges down a slope or through a stream channel. Debris flows can be triggered by heavy rainfall, rapid snowmelt, or by other landslides.

Debris Flow
Debris Flow [Credit: James Rodgers, WSGS]


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