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The debris flow of Jan. 9, 2018 killed 23 people and damaged or destroyed 500 structures in Montecito. According to a new study based on the historical record, it was one of five massive debris flows or debris-laden floods that permanently altered the topography of the community in the past 200 years. Photo by Mike Eliason, Santa Barbara County Fire.
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The 1914 debris flow spread devastation at the junction of Olive Mill and Hot Springs Road. Photo courtesy of the Montecito Association History Committee
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The debris flow of 1964 damaged a gas main pipeline at the Mountain Drive bridge across San Ysidro Creek, the same location where the 1/9 flows ruptured a gas pipeline can caused an explosion that lit up the sky above Montecito. Photograph by the County of Santa Barbara, courtesy of the Montecito Association of History Committee.
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Debris flows and debris-laden floods during the winter of 1969 inundated this home near San Ysidro Creek. In Carpinteria, 1,000 residents were evacuated. Photo by Santa Barbara County Flood Control.
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When Romero Creek filled with debris and mud in January, 1969, the flow was diverted down Featherhill Road. Photo by Santa Barbara County Food Control.
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During the debris-charged events of January, 1969, beachfront properties at the mouth of San Ysidro Creek in Montecito collapsed into the creek bed. Photos by Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Santa Barbara News-Press.
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In the winter of 1969, giant boulders surged into the Glen Oaks neighborhood next to San Ysidro. During the 1/9 debris flow, two people died in the neighborhood. Photo courtesy of the Montecito Association History Committee.
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A home near the Toro Creek bridge on East Valley Road was severely damaged by debris flows in December, 1971. Photo by the Santa Barbara News-Press.
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A home near the east branch of Buena Vista Creek was damaged by boulders during the debris-laden floods of 1995. Photo by Santa Barbara County Flood Control.
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The Santa Monica debris basin, the largest on the South Coast, filled with mud, boulders and fallen trees during the 1/9 debris flow, saving the City of Carpinteria below. The spillway, choked with mud, is at the lower left. Photo by Santa Barbara County Flood Control.
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The Santa Monica basin captured vast amounts of vegetation on 1/9. It is roughly twice the size of the Randall Road basin now under construction on San Ysidro Creek in Montecito. Photo by Santa Barbara County Flood Control.
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2022 High Fire Season Preparedness and Response Levels
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DUI Checkpoint in Goleta on Friday
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Pelican Park in Isla Vista (file photo)
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UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music
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