Big Sur coast just north of Kirk Creek

View from the sky looking down on a road that runs close to the ocean along a steep and rocky cliff.

Detailed Description

A two-day rainstorm from January 26-28, 2021 caused numerous mudslides, debris flows, and other issues along California's coastal Highway 1 through Big Sur. This section is just north of Kirk Creek, at a drainage where mud was washed across the roadway. Plumes of the muddy runoff are clearly visible in the ocean.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1840 x 1228

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Big Sur, CA, US

Credits

USGS PROVISIONAL DATA

Event response data collected for Remote Sensing Coastal Change Project, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC), January, 2021

For additional information, contact:
Jon Warrick - jwarrick@usgs.gov (USGS PCMSC)
Andy Ritchie - aritchie@usgs.gov (USGS PCMSC)

Photo from a 29 January 2021 flight, flown for USGS by Bob van Wagenen of Ecoscan in a Cessna 182 with a USGS-designed integrated GPS/camera system engineered by Gerry Hatcher, USGS PCMSC.

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