Post-fire debris-flow hazard analysis for interstate 80, Truckee River Canyon, near the California-Nevada state line, USA
On July 9, 2017, west of the California-Nevada state line, USA, the 2.8 km² Farad fire burned steep slopes above Interstate 80. On the evening of August 18, 2017, a localized convective storm produced short-duration, moderate-intensity rain, which in turn triggered debris flows in a historically inactive basin. These flows impacted Interstate 80. At least four additional debris flows, not related to wildfire, have occurred along this section of road since 2013, but during much higher intensity rainfall. Here we utilize the history of pre- and post-fire debris flows along this section of Interstate ...
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