“Post-Fire Debris-Flow Early Warning” is USGS public lecture on Oct. 25

by Contributed Content on October 22, 2018

Dennis M. Staley and Jason W. Kean, USGS Landslide Hazards Program, and Mark Jackson, National Weather Service – Los Angeles will talk about:

  • Post-re debris flows can initiate after only a few minutes of intense rain, and during the first storm following wildfire.
  • Early warning systems must provide sufficient time to make informed decisions and take reasonable preventative action.
  • If you’re relying upon real-time measurements of stream ow or rainfall in your watershed to decide when to take action, it is too late
  • Measurements of debris flows are important for improving our understanding of these phenomena, but are of limited utility for early warning.

The free public lecture will talk place at 7:00 pm on Oct. 25 at the Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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