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FEDMAP Project Summary

Wildfire-Related Debris Flow and Landslide Hazards

Purpose:

To understand how and why wildfires can cause landslides.

Description:

This project is studying the distribution, magnitude, and triggering processes for debris flows and landslides that occur in mountainous terrain after major wildfires. Understanding of these physical processes can be used to predict these hazardous events and mitigate their effects on people, property, and natural resources.

Study Area:

California

Anticipated Uses:

Hazards (Landslides)

Cooperators/Collaborators/Clients:

San Diego County (CA), California Geological Survey, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, San Bernardino County (CA), U.S.D.A./ Forest Service, U.S.D.A./Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. National Park Service, Ventura County (CA)

Project Status:

Current NCGMP Funding

Project Duration:

2004-2008

Duration of NCGMP Funding:

2004-2006


Contact Information:

Project Chief: Susan H. Cannon (None)
E-mail: cannon@usgs.gov
Phone: 303-273-8604

Related Links:

Project Website: http://landslides.usgs.gov/html_files/wildfires/