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Debris flows from tributaries of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; executive summary

January 1, 1994

Debris flows are a major process of sediment transport to the Colorado River from ungaged tributaries in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Debris flows are slurries of clay to boulder-sized particles of large magnitude and short duration that occur infrequently. They are the source for potential large volumes of sand for beaches on the Colorado River. Debris flows create and maintain hydraulic controls (rapids) on the Colorado River at tributary mouths. (See also W89-09240) (Author 's abstract)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1987
Title Debris flows from tributaries of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; executive summary
DOI 10.3133/ofr87117
Authors R. H. Webb
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 87-117
Index ID ofr87117
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse