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Landslide-induced flooding at Ophir Creek, Washoe County, western Nevada, May 30, 1983

Professional Paper 1617

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Abstract

Rapid spilling of 22 acre-feet of water down the steep, 3-mile channel of Ophir Creek killed one, injured four, and destroyed or damaged five houses. Flow evolved into debris flow enroute, and compounded in volume over 30 times.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Landslide-induced flooding at Ophir Creek, Washoe County, western Nevada, May 30, 1983
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1617
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2000
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
94 p.