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Mud Floods: A Possible Threat to Mountainous Areas in the U.S.

Mud floods, also known as mudflows or debris flows, are a type of natural disaster that occurs when large amounts of water-saturated soil and rock move rapidly downhill, carrying with them debris such as trees, boulders, and man-made structures. Mud floods can be caused by a variety of factors, including heavy rainfall, snowmelt, and volcanic […]