The cause and mechanism of Gouras stream mudflow in Epirus (W. Greece)

P. Stefanidis, D. Myronidis
2006 Wit Transactions on Ecology and The Environment   unpublished
In the current study, the investigation of the torrential potential of the "Gouras" stream in the region of Epirus (W. Greece) showed that this is affected by four basic torrential factors: climate, rocks, relief and vegetation. Conditions of mudflow are determined by the torrential potential. In other words, big mean slope of watershed, large quantities of debris, erosive geological layers, intense relief, heavy rainfalls, numerous places which produced sediment yield etc appear in its
more » ... ent, something that derives also from the presence of a great landslide in the upper part of its watershed. Finally, the research of the mechanism and movement conditions of the concrete mudflow ends with the presentation of the appropriate management system and the relevant technical works that should be applied.
doi:10.2495/deb060201 fatcat:eex7wupg7jestof5xrdgkyg5cm