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California Drought May Be Cause for Mt. Shasta Mudslide

By By Mark Leberfinger, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014, 1:08:56 AM EDT

U.S. Forest Service officials continue to monitor a mudslide that occurred Saturday at Mt. Shasta in northern California.

The mudslide began around 3 p.m. PDT Saturday and continued through the night in Mud Creek Canyon, a Forest Service spokeswoman said in a news release.

The cause of the mudslide is believed to be due to the drought conditions which have left Mt. Shasta’s glaciers exposed to the sun’s heat.


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