mudflow


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mud·flow

 (mŭd′flō′)
n.
1. A flowing mass of soft, wet, unconsolidated earth and fine-grained debris, made fluid by rain or melted snow and often building up great speed.
2. The deposit resulting from such a flow.

mudflow

(ˈmʌdˌfləʊ)
n
(Geological Science) geology a flow of soil or fine-grained sediment mixed with water down a steep unstable slope

mud•flow

(ˈmʌdˌfloʊ)

n.
a flow of mixed earth debris containing a large amount of water.
[1900–05]
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The project is criticized because of the location in the zone of high seismicity, landslide and mudflow processes, and the presence of a tectonic fault filled with rock salt under the base of the dam.
The notice acknowledges that homeowners' and certain commercial property insurance policies frequently have exclusions for losses from mudflow, debris flow, mudslide, landslide or other similar events.
People within the slope of the volcano, but outside the established "danger zones", were told to take precautionary measures against possible roof collapses due to accumulated ash and rainwater, and "lahar", an Indonesian term for a volcanic mudflow.
Six homes near the coastal community of Montecito were wiped away from their foundations by mudflow and debris," CNN quoted Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason as saying.
Access is difficult/delayed due to some locations- waist deep mudflow, trees, and wires down.
At least six homes near the affluent coastal community of Montecito were "wiped away from their foundations" by mudflow and debris, Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason said.
The mudflow has continued, eventually reaching a key river, where it has devastated wildlife and threatened the drinking water supply for hundreds of thousands of people downstream.
A mudflow of extraordinary proportions that suddenly engulfed East-Java's densely populated area of Sidoarjo in May 2006 has generated a continuous flow of controversial investigation facts and data.
The collapse happened due to mudflow caused by heavy rain in the region, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.
Mudflow (is a) river of liquid and flowing (emphasis added) mud on the surfaces of normally dry land areas, as when earth is carried by a current of water.
Mudflow means a river of liquid and flowing mud on the surfaces of normally dry land, as when earth is carried by a current of water.
A flood is defined as a temporary condition where two or more acres or two or more properties are partially or completely inundated by overflow of inland or tidal waters, unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source, or mudflow.