Hydrologic Impacts of High Severity Wildfire
Media Type: Video
  • Daniel G. Neary
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Recording Date: January 18, 2012

Cataloging Information

high severity fire regime; hydrologic impacts; post-fire erosion; post-fire hydrologic effects; SWFSC - Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Aquatic; Fire Ecology; Fire Effects; Hazard and Risk; Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
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Record Last Modified: September 1, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 11963


Dan Neary, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, presented the webinar, Hydrologic Impacts of High Severity Wildfire, on January 18, 2012. 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.

Recording Length: 0:56:39
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