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Hydrologic impacts of high severity wildfire

Date: January 18, 2012
Presenter(s): Daniel G. Neary
Description: Fires are increasing in size, frequency, and severity. Simultaneously, development continues in the wildland-urban interface and the number of people living in or visiting forest areas is growing. Understanding the post-fire hydrologic response of watersheds as observed on the Schultz Fire of 2010, is paramount for effective risk management and mitigation of post-fire hydrologic and geomorphic hazards. Equally important is educating communities that are at high-risk for post-fire flooding and sedimentation hazards. This presentation encompasses research on hydrologic and geomorphic impacts of past fires such as the Schultz Fire, a real-time perspective on recent post-fire hazards and mitigation (including the 2010 Schultz Fire and others) and identifies some high-risk areas where opportunity exists to educate and prepare the public for post-fire hazards before the flames. This webinar was hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Soils, Water
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 14299
FRAMES RCS number: 11963
Record updated: Nov 15, 2017