USGS Says 50-Year Rain Could Inundate Broad Beach, Malibu Cyn, Malibu Country Estates With Mud
Written by 991KBU on January 11, 2019
The U-S Geologic Survey has looked at the fire-scraped mountains above Malibu … and the canyons below.
And it has released an alarming series of maps that show dozens of houses under water … or likely … surrounded by mud … in the event of a heavy rain.
The city has released the set of maps … which are based on surveys of the fire-ravaged mountains and subdivisions after the Woolsey Fire.
And they are alarming.
The U S G S maps show that a 50-year-storm will flood significant slices of Malibu West … Escondido Canyon … and other low lying areas.
Also … hiillsides are in danger.
The dozens of homes on the steepest parts of Malibu Park are at great risk.
Also … houses along Broad Beach.
In Escondido Canyon.
And along Malibu Country Drive … near Pepperdine.
A major concern remains Malibu canyon … which drains hundreds of square miles of burned steep mountainsides … and where the old Rindge Dam is powerless to hold back any more sediment.
We have posted the link to the maps at the KBUU webpage.
Again … the heaviest rain will hit Malibu starting at about 11 o’clock tonight.