Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Research article
20 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 20 Sep 2019

River channel width controls blocking by slow-moving landslides in California's Franciscan mélange

Noah J. Finnegan, Kiara N. Broudy, Alexander L. Nereson, Joshua J. Roering, Alexander L. Handwerger, and Georgina Bennett


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 May 2019) by Paola Passalacqua
RR by Jeffrey P Prancevic (15 Jun 2019)
RR by Isaac Larsen (02 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Jul 2019) by Paola Passalacqua
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (29 Jul 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (09 Aug 2019) by Paola Passalacqua
ED: Publish as is (12 Aug 2019) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)
Short summary
In some settings, landslides trigger valley blockages that impound huge volumes of sediment, often drastically changing river habitat and habitability. In other settings, landslides appear to have little effect on rivers. In this study, we explore what governs the different sensitivity of rivers to blocking from landslide debris. We accomplish this by comparing two sites in California with dramatic differences in blocking from otherwise similar slow-moving landslides.