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  • A rationale for effective post-fire debris flow mitigation within forested terrain

    A rationale for effective post-fire debris flow mitigation within forested terrain

    Geoenvironmental Disasters, Springer | May 25, 2018...
    Summary

    Watersheds recently burned by wildfires are recognized as having an increased susceptibility to debris flow occurrence. The great majority occur within the first 2...

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  • A shift from drought to extreme rainfall drives a stable landslide to catastrophic failure

    A shift from drought to extreme rainfall drives a stable landslide to catastrophic failure

    Nature | February 7, 2019...
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    The addition of water on or below the earth’s surface generates changes in stress that can trigger both stable and unstable sliding of...

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  • A study of methods to estimate debris flow velocity

    A study of methods to estimate debris flow velocity

    Landslides, Springer | September 16, 2019...
    Summary

    Debris flow velocities are commonly back-calculated from superelevation events which require subjective estimates of radii of curvature of bends in the debris flow...

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  • Age Determination of the Remaining Peat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California, USA

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    Age Determination of the Remaining Peat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, California, USA

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | October 9, 2007...
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    The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta of California was once a 1,400 square kilometer (km2) tidal marsh, which contained a vast layer of peat ranging...

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  • Changing ecosystems: a brief ecological history of the Delta

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    Changing ecosystems: a brief ecological history of the Delta

    U.C. Davis Center for Watershed Sciences | February 15, 2010...
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    The San Francisco Estuary is a young estuary, about 6-10,000 years old in its present location. It became established during periods of high...

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  • County of San Bernardino Hydrology Manual

    County of San Bernardino Hydrology Manual

    San Bernardino County | August 1, 1986...
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  • Data Measured on Water Collected from Eastern Mojave Desert, California

    Data Measured on Water Collected from Eastern Mojave Desert, California

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | August 18, 2017...
    Summary

    In March of 2000 field collection of water from the Eastern Mojave Desert resulted in the measurement of stable isotope, radiocarbon, tritium, and limited...

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  • Estimating reservoir sedimentation rates at large spatialand temporal scales: A case study of California

    Estimating reservoir sedimentation rates at large spatialand temporal scales: A case study of California

    Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union (AGU) | December 25, 2009...
    Summary

    Previous reservoir sedimentation models have ignored two key factors for large spatial and temporal modeling of multiple reservoirs: trapping by upstream dams and decreasing sediment...

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  • Flood Management in California

    Flood Management in California

    Water, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) | February 14, 2012...
    Summary

    California’s development and success have been shaped by its ability to manage floods. This management has varied over the history of California’s economic and...

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  • Geohydrology and Evapotranspiration at Franklin Lake Playa, Inyo County, California

    Geohydrology and Evapotranspiration at Franklin Lake Playa, Inyo County, California

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) | July 1, 1997...
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