Schraubach, Swiss Alps

Schraubach, Swiss Alps. This small drainage basin has some of the highest contemporary sediment yields in the Alps, and discharge is nearly almost turbid at low flow. This sediment retention basin is one of many to stop the river incising into the gorge walls, thus contributing to undermining hillslopes and triggering deep-seated landslides along bedding planes. The village of Schuders is slowly gliding on top of one of the larger landslides.

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