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Forest Service thinks California's drought caused a massive mudslide
Forest Service thinks California's drought caused a massive mudslide

Jonathan Dove was patrolling Mt. Shasta on a clear, warm afternoon when a group of backpackers asked him if Mud Creek Canyon on the Northern California peak always flowed so heavily. The U.S. Forest Service climbing ranger scrambled up a ridge to investigate. He peered into the canyon below and found a small creek flowing like a brown river. There was a loud roar, and then a wave of boulders, mud and water 4 feet high. "It sounded like a freight train barreling down the canyon," he said, and at times "like a thunder rumble. In my 10 years as a ranger on Mt. Shasta, I've never witnessed anything of this magnitude." Government scientists say exceptionally hot,...

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