Debris-flow mitigation measures and an application case in a small-scale watershed in China

Jiangang Chen, Xiaoqing Chen, Wanyu Zhao & Yong You
The Wenchuan earthquake in China (May 12, 2008) triggered numerous debris flows, some of which caused serious secondary disasters, such as in Wenjia gully (Sichuan Province) and Sanyanyu gully (Gansu Province). To solve this problem, a planning method for debris-flow mitigation engineering measures was proposed based on watershed and river sediment transport characteristics. This method aids in the selection of engineering measures to effectively prevent secondary disasters and control unconsolidated soil and debris-flow movement from...
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