JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY
Adapting to Climate Challenges: Surviving at Fire and Post-Fire Debris/Mudflow Prone Zones in Colorado Front Range in Light of Feng-Shui
Author(s): Ping Xu
Citation: Ping Xu, (2018) "Adapting to Climate Challenges: Surviving at Fire and Post-Fire Debris/Mudflow Prone Zones in Colorado Front Range in Light of Feng-Shui," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 13, Iss. 2, pp. 11-21
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
Incorrect site selections can lead to disasters. Three pre-conditions for post-fire debris/ mudflows occurring in prone zones are: landforms trigger debris/mudflows; a wildfire strike has been experienced, accelerating and amplifying the debris/mudflow process; and constantly heavy rainfall is received. The high impact zones are where a sudden decline in slope appears in lower elevations, which causes the debris to release with the greatest impact; nearby rivers and lakes, that debris flows into and causes major flooding; and on hillsides with gullies pointing to or nearby the site. This interdisciplinary research would benefit site selection processes, warning criteria, and mitigation strategies.