Ophir Creek Landslide/Flood—May 30 Anniversary (1983)

Landslide-Induced Flooding at Ophir Creek, Washoe County, Western Nevada, May 30, 1983
By Patrick A. Glancy and John W. Bell

“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 en route, and compounded in volume over 30 times.”

Read USGS document here (from 2003): https://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1617/report.pdf


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