Flood Flow Downstream from Slide

by Harold P. Guy, (M.ASCE), Res. Hydro.; Water Resources Div., Geological Survey, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fort Collins, CO,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 4, Pg. 643-646

Document Type: Journal Paper


Mass wasting, or the gravitative transfer of earth material toward and into streams, not only reshapes the landscape with a scar but has a pronounced and nearly immediate effect on local streamflow. This report notes the effect of a landslide of the soil avalanche type from a wooded hillside, on the flow rate of a small stream draining a 20-acre basin, in the northeast branch of Ginseng Hollow, near Roseland, VA.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Floods | Drainage basins | Streamflow | Soil classification | Avalanches | Landscaping | Earth materials | Landslides

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