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Montecito, California, has a complicated Quaternary history of debris flows, the most recent being the Montecito debris flows of 9 January 2018, which were wildfire-debris flow–linked events that took 23 lives and damaged or destroyed several hundred homes. Relative flow chronology, based on boulder weathering, incision rates, and soil dates with limited numerical (radiocarbon and exposure) dating, is used to identify paths of prehistoric debris flows. Topography of debris flow fans on the piedmont is significantly affected by the south-side-up reverse Mission Ridge fault system. Examination of weathering rinds from Pleistocene debris flows confirms that the Rattlesnake Creek–Mission ridge...

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