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Drought, El Niño and the Makings of a Mudflow
Water, hillsides and a lack of vegetation don't mix well. In years past, mudflows arising from the combination of these three elements were of particular concern in areas that were hit by wildfires. Now, as officials prepare for El Niño, they're dealing with a bigger problem: unburned slopes that may act the same way...