A severe storm on June 27, 1995 triggered hundreds of rock, debris and
soil slides from the steep hillsides of Madison County, Virginia. Most
of these transformed into debris flows that inundated areas downslope
causing damage to structures, roads, utilities, livestock and crops.
This report contains an analysis of areas susceptible to debris flows
including an examination of source areas, channels and areas of deposition.
These analyses are used to develop a methodology for identifying areas
subject to debris-flow hazards in Madison County. The report concludes
with a discussion of strategies for reducing debris-flow hazards and
the long term risk of these hazards in Madison County as well as for
similar areas along the eastern flank of the Blue Ridge.
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