What Is a Mudflow?

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Mudflow is a kind of mass movement or mass wasting that is comprised of saturated particles formed from loose soil and water that flows on a land mass. It usually occurs after a heavy downpour or a snow melt in a semi-arid area. It may also occur on a hill or mountainside after a heavy down pour that causes extensive erosion or what is commonly known as channel scour.
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mud·flow
[muhd-floh]
NOUN [GEOLOGY]
1.
a flow of mixed earth debris containing a large amount of water.
2.
the dried-out product of such a flow.
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