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Landslides on Red Run

December 18, 2011

Crews stopped working before Thanksgiving giving the neighborhood
a welcome break from the equipment backup alarms “beep”, “beep”
and ultra-loud booming of dumped stone rip rap material – BUT-
-they left stripped vegetative areas completely exposed to rain.

Between the Thanksgiving Holiday and Christmas 2011 it has rained
quite a bit causing the exposed earth to give way creating landslides.

~~~~~ CLICK on the pictures below ~~~~~~~

Red Run earthslide

Red Run earthslide

Red Run landslide

Red Run landslide

Red Run mudslide

Red Run mudslide

Red Run sweeping bend

Red Run sweeping bend

Red Run sweeping bend 2

Red Run sweeping bend 2

Red Run slope slide

Red Run slope slide

Red Run earth sliding down

Red Run earth sliding down

Red Run stripped vegetation

Red Run stripped vegetation

Red Run steep and deep

Red Run steep and deep

Red Run deposition

Red Run deposition

Helical flow in river bend

Helical flow in river bend

Helicoidal Flow : a corkscrew movement in a meander bend of a creek, stream, river.
This is what moves material from the Outside of a bend
and deposits it on the Inside of the next bend.

Interested in learning more about streams, creeks, rivers, etc ?
http://www.slideshare.net/maliadamit/river-channel-processes-landforms-1026801
Generic, easy to understand, simple explanations

The same principles can be seen on the local rivers like the
Clinton, Huron, Shiawassee, Rouge, St. Clair and Detroit River

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