Debris flows are a significant geologic hazard that affect communities around the world. Their destructive potential has been evident in North America in recent years, but the Swiss have been at the forefront of debris […]
The 2013 floods in Alberta were devastating for many communities. In Canmore, extreme rainfall, exceeding 250 mm over three days, led to debris floods and debris flows that damaged homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Flood protection […]
The record-breaking precipitation in BC and the Pacific Northwest causes major destruction to bridges, embankments, roads, and rail corridors. The BC Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure posted some photos today that are quite dramatic. See […]
Heavy rain triggered a landslide or debris flow that destroyed a 30-meter span of a bridge on the A6 motorway between Savona and Turin on November 25. Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries or […]
There was a major flash flood and debris flow event in the Swiss Town of Chamoson and the video is unreal. The videos below are pretty crazy!
Maccaferri has a unique research facility, the Maccaferri Innovation Center (MIC), located in Bolzano, Italy. Maccaferri was founded based on their invention of the now ubiquitous gabions, but are now known worldwide as experts in […]
A 300 foot wide frozen debris flow has been moving towards an important Alaska highway and the Trans-Alaska pipeline at a rate of about 1-cm per day…and it seems to be accelerating. The ‘Frozen Debris […]
The Landslide Blog posted this amazing video of a debris flow, or series of debris flows in the town of Virgen, Austria. The flows happened towards the beginning of August after some heavy rainfall. This […]