More rain means more mudflow photo
Fire Chief Sam DiGiovannaSpecial to the Valley NewsSouthwest Riverside County can expect more rain and with that comes the risk of landslides and debris flow. The threat will remain for months to come.Think back to 2005 when the La Conchita slide in Ventura and Bluebird Canyon Slide occurred after almost six months of rain.What are landslides and debris flows?Landslides occur when masses of rock, earth or debris move down a slope. Debris flows, also known as mudslides, are a common type of fast-moving landslide that tends to flow in channels.What causes landslides and debris flows?Mudslides usually start on steep slopes and can be activated by natural disasters. Areas where wildfires or human modification of the land have destroyed vegetation on slopes are parti
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