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Unformatted text preview: on top of the mountain which holds millions of gallons of acidic water and now it has been compromised. The people are scared that it will come down hard, but the good thing is that the rivers will not be affected by the flooding, so the lahar will be the only thing coming down. Dr. Keys, a lahar expert stated that a “10-13 foot wall of mud, water, rocks and logs spearhead the flow down the Whangaehu River”. Local citizens stated that the water was a concrete color and the smashing of rocks against the river banks could be felt on land. The only damage that took place was minimal flooding on some farmland nearby the base of the mountain. The scientists had been able to predict the lahar’s passage and the early warning response team worked together to save the town and lives of their fellow countrymen....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course GEOLOGY Envs 115 taught by Professor Schultz during the Spring '07 term at Santa Barbara City.
- Spring '07