Students mix miniature debris flows
LAS VEGAS, NV – (April 24, 2023) Students at the inaugural U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) post-wildfire modeling class mixing miniature debris flows to explore the effect of model parameters on laboratory scale mudflows. The Institute for Water Resources’(IWR) Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC), located in Davis, CA, was named USACE Innovation of the Year Award for adding Post-Wildfire Modeling capabilities to its software. These software capabilities provide prediction tools that engineers can use to anticipate a unique type of flooding that can follow a combination of fire and floods.

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