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Water Quality Impacts of Wildland Fires

Author(s): Aregai Tecle, Daniel G. Neary
Year Published: 2018

Large fires have tremendous effects on the characteristics of water-producing watersheds and the quality of the water coming out of them. This article discusses the effects of wildland fires on water quality and suggests ways of managing fire-prone forested water source areas to prevent their degradation from wildfires. The article uses information from three major fires in Arizona to demonstrate the effects of wildfires on water quality.

Citation: Tecle A; Neary, D. 2018. Water Quality Impacts of Wildland Fires. Fire Management Today 76 (1): 9-15.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Water
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 17753
Record updated: Oct 30, 2018