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A Brief History of Debris Flow Occurrence in the French Broad River Watershed, Western North Carolina

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The Appalachian mountains of North Carolina have a long history of producing destructive debris flows. Steep slopes, a thin soil mantle, and extreme precipitation events all exacerbate the probability of slope instability in the region. For this article, modern accounts of debris flows have been reviewed to construct a history and estimate the frequency of debris flows in the French Broad watershed.
North Carolina Geographer (NoCar F 254.8 N67), Vol. 13 Issue , 2005, p59-82, map, bibl, f