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Preventing the Dangers of Mass Movements

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Preventing the Dangers of Mass Movements
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.73

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    re-routed, Rockslides, unstable, replanted, solution, landslide, dangerous, natural, warning, boulders, loss, gravity, mass, rocks, likely, stable


Preventing the Dangers of Mass Movements
By Patti Hutchison
  

1     The most dangerous mass movements happen in a flash. Rockslides, landslides and avalanches can occur without warning. They can cause property damage and loss of life.
 
2     Mass movements are natural. But are humans partly responsible? How can the damage be prevented?
 
3     Mass movements can't be stopped. Heavy rains cause mudslides. Heavy snow on a steep slope can cause an avalanche. Gravity causes huge boulders to fall off cliffs. But humans are partly responsible.

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