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RMRS-GTR-38: Historic avalanches in the northern front range and the central and northern mountains of Colorado


Martinelli, M., Jr.; Leaf, Charles F., compilers. 1999. Historic avalanches in the northern front range and the central and northern mountains of Colorado. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-38. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 270 p.

Newspaper accounts of avalanche accidents from the 1860s through 1950 have been compiled, summarized, and discussed. Many of the avalanches that caused fatalities came down rather small, innocuous-looking paths. Land use planners can use historical avalanche information as a reminder of the power of snow avalanches and to assure rational development in the future.

Keywords: avalanches, avalanche accidents, avalanche damage, avalanche fatalities, snowslides


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Title: RMRS-GTR-38: Historic avalanches in the northern front range and the central and northern mountains of Colorado
Electronic Publish Date: February 23, 2009
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February 23, 2009

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