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Lava Falls Rapid in Grand Canyon; effects of late Holocene debris flows on the Colorado River

Professional Paper 1591

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Abstract

Lava Falls Rapid is the most formidable reach of whitewater on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon and is one of the most famous rapids in the world. Debris flows in 1939, 1954, 1955, 1966, and 1995, as well as prehistoric events, completely changed flow through the rapid. Floods cleared out much of the increased constrictions, but releases from Glen Canyon Dam, including the 1996 controlled flood, are now required to remove the boulders deposited by the debris flows.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Lava Falls Rapid in Grand Canyon; effects of late Holocene debris flows on the Colorado River
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1591
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
90 p.; 1 plate in pocket