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Increases in Wildfire-Caused Erosion Could Impact Water Supply and Quality in the West

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A growing number of wildfire-burned areas throughout the western United States are expected to increase soil erosion rates within watersheds, causing more sediment to be present in downstream rivers and reservoirs, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Jason R Kreitler
Funding Agency :
Northwest CSC

Communities

  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC

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Drought, Fire and Extreme Weather
Water and Ice

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