Friday, 12 January 2018

Beginners guide to debris flows

Debris Flows - a Classic Article

There has been a lot about mud slides and debris flows in California lately.

HERE is a wonderful essay from the New Yorker, written in 1988 by John McPhee, about the subject. It is over 15,000 words long but is a wonderful bit of intelligent reportage. 

I recommend reading it with Google Maps open and searching all the road names. Open street view and look around. 

If a place is beautiful all the time and dangerous part of the time is it still a good place to live?

A Californian home hit by a mudslide - 2018

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