Webinar - Hydrologic Impacts of High Severity Wildfire: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future

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Presented by Dan Neary and sponsored by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium.

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.

Contact Name: Barb Satink Wolfson
Contact E-mail: swfireconsortium@gmail.com

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Jan 1, 2012 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Webinars, Seminars and Presentations