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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 12.36 This small debris flow in western Utah left well-developed levees on either side of the channel and deposited a tongue-shaped mass (lobe) of sediment where the flow spread out at the base of the slope.

What evidence is there to indicate that this is a site of repeated debris flows?

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The evidence that indicates that the site in the attached photo is characterized by repeated debris flow.

Explanation

Debris flows occur on the steep slopes that are present particularly in arid or seasonally dry regions. In humid regions, they occur on steep slopes that are deforested by the activity of humans or wildfire. In arid and humid regions, the rock materials are flushed from the steep slopes to the canyons where it acquires additional water from the surface runoff by the activity of rain or meltwater. As a result, a chaotic, saturated mixture of fine- and coarse-grained sediments that range in size from tiny clays to large boulders are formed. Sediments will be piled up along the sides as levees when it flows downstream channels...

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