Nagazumi TAKEZAWA, Taro UCHIDA, Ryuji SUZUKI and Keiji TAMURA
Debris flow was induced by a deep]seated landslide on July, 2007 in the Funaishi
River basin, Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. We made field surveys at this site
and estimated flow velocity and flow depth of the debris flow based on field
observation, the stability analysis of steel cell of right wing section, marks
of steel pipe generated by collision of gravel, and marks of superelevation
of debris flow. It can be estimated that the flow depth was 3.3`5.0m and the
flow velocity is around 6`8 m/s in Sabo dam site and 2.1`14.3 m/s in flow down
section. The flow depth equal to approximately half of slope failure depth.
The peak discharge of debris flow was estimated at the Sabo dam site and flow
We also compiled the flow depth and flow velocity by using the investigational data of debris flow induced by a deep]seated landslide and observational data of the mountain stream where the debris flow occur frequently. It was found that the flow velocity and flow depth of debris flow induced by a deep]seated landslide is larger than that of observed debris flow induced by removal of unstable sediment on stream bed. However, flow velocity of debris flow in the Funaishi River basin was an exception. Peak discharge of debris flow induced by a deep]seated landslide is about from 10 to 100 times as large as that of peak discharge of debris flow induced by removal of unstable sediment on stream bed.
Key wordsFdeep]seated landslide, debris flow, funaishi river, steel cell