West Salt Creek Rock Avalanche

Photograph of the head of the West Salt Creek rock avalanche near the end of the 2015 spring snowmelt season.

Detailed Description

Photograph of the head of the West Salt Creek rock avalanche near the end of the 2015 spring snowmelt season. The sag pond was nearly full, with a water-level rise of less than 1 m needed for water to begin to spill over the rock-slide slump block. On May 25, 2014, movement of the rock-slide slump block mobilized the rock avalanche that traveled down the West Salt Creek valley. Rock falls and rock slides from headscarp are ongoing. View is to the northwest toward the town of Collbran, Colorado.

Details

Image Dimensions: 450 x 298

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US