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Avalanche

A mass of snow sliding, tumbling, or flowing down an inclined surface. source: Avalanche-center.org

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US: Just the Facts - Colorado highways kept safe from avalanche risk

19 Feb 2015, Gazette Communications

The biggest natural hazard in Colorado is avalanches - it leads the nation in avalanche injuries and deaths, mostly of backcountry skiers, boarders and snowmobilers, reports Gazette Communications. Colorado's highway department (CDOT) is planning to install a new type of mountain-top avalanche prevention system...



Number of avalanche occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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