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General Comments

DO NOT underestimate the power of debris flows and flood waters.
DO NOT wait until the storm season to start your planning and installation of flood, debris, and erosion control facilities. Start as soon as possible. Once debris flows and flood waters begin, it is usually too late to install protection.
PROTECTION is not always pleasing to the eye and appearance should not dictate location or type of installation.
BE prepared to personally observe and maintain your installations during storm periods, for in many cases a minor correction will prevent major failure. However, do not take any unnecessary risks.
SHOULD your flood, debris, and erosion control problems appear to warrant facilities in excess of the measures described in this pamphlet, it is recommended that you consult a competent expert for additional advice.