When Is Mud Dangerous?
ES1204  Mudflow Damage

Mudflows are capable of destroying homes, washing out roads and bridges, knocking down trees, and obstructing roadways with thick deposits of mud and rocks. Even after a mudflow passes through an area, it generally leaves thick deposits of mud behind, often destroying or burying everthing in its path.

  !   Click each image for a larger view. Examine each image to see damage caused by mud, then answer the question below.

1. What conditions might cause mud to flow?

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