Washout (erosion)

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A washout is the sudden erosion of soft soil or other support surfaces by a gush of water, usually occurring during a heavy downpour of rain (a flash flood) or other stream flooding.wikipedia
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A washout is the sudden erosion of soft soil or other support surfaces by a gush of water, usually occurring during a heavy downpour of rain (a flash flood) or other stream flooding.
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Erosion

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A washout is the sudden erosion of soft soil or other support surfaces by a gush of water, usually occurring during a heavy downpour of rain (a flash flood) or other stream flooding.

Soil

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A washout is the sudden erosion of soft soil or other support surfaces by a gush of water, usually occurring during a heavy downpour of rain (a flash flood) or other stream flooding.

Water

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A washout is the sudden erosion of soft soil or other support surfaces by a gush of water, usually occurring during a heavy downpour of rain (a flash flood) or other stream flooding.

Rain

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A washout is the sudden erosion of soft soil or other support surfaces by a gush of water, usually occurring during a heavy downpour of rain (a flash flood) or other stream flooding.

Flash flood

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A washout is the sudden erosion of soft soil or other support surfaces by a gush of water, usually occurring during a heavy downpour of rain (a flash flood) or other stream flooding.

Stream

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A washout is the sudden erosion of soft soil or other support surfaces by a gush of water, usually occurring during a heavy downpour of rain (a flash flood) or other stream flooding.

Thunderstorm

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These downpours may occur locally in a thunderstorm or over a large area, such as following the landfall of a tropical cyclone.

Landfall

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These downpours may occur locally in a thunderstorm or over a large area, such as following the landfall of a tropical cyclone.

Tropical cyclone

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These downpours may occur locally in a thunderstorm or over a large area, such as following the landfall of a tropical cyclone.

Pit crater

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If a washout occurs in a crater-like formation, it is called a sinkhole, and it usually involves a leaking or broken water main or sewerage pipes.

Sinkhole

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If a washout occurs in a crater-like formation, it is called a sinkhole, and it usually involves a leaking or broken water main or sewerage pipes.

Water supply network

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If a washout occurs in a crater-like formation, it is called a sinkhole, and it usually involves a leaking or broken water main or sewerage pipes.

Storm drain

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If a washout occurs in a crater-like formation, it is called a sinkhole, and it usually involves a leaking or broken water main or sewerage pipes.

Plumbing

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If a washout occurs in a crater-like formation, it is called a sinkhole, and it usually involves a leaking or broken water main or sewerage pipes.

Cave

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Other types of sinkholes, such as collapsed caves, are not washouts.

Mountain

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Widespread washouts can occur in mountainous areas after heavy rains, even in normally dry ravines.

Ravine

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Widespread washouts can occur in mountainous areas after heavy rains, even in normally dry ravines.

Landslide

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A severe washout can become a landslide, or cause a dam break in an earthen dam.

Dam

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A severe washout can become a landslide, or cause a dam break in an earthen dam.

Embankment dam

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A severe washout can become a landslide, or cause a dam break in an earthen dam.

Vegetation

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Like other forms of erosion, most washouts can be prevented by vegetation whose roots hold the soil and/or slow the flow of surface and underground water.

Root

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Like other forms of erosion, most washouts can be prevented by vegetation whose roots hold the soil and/or slow the flow of surface and underground water.

Groundwater

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Like other forms of erosion, most washouts can be prevented by vegetation whose roots hold the soil and/or slow the flow of surface and underground water.