Using fire and erosion tools to predict wildfire risk and sediment yield
Forests deliver a number of ecosystem services, including clean water. When forests are disturbed by wildfire, the timing and quantity of runoff can be altered, and water quality can be severely degraded. A modeling study for the 5500 km2 Mokelumne River Watershed in California was conducted to determine the risk of wildfire and the associated potential sediment yield from forest hillslopes following a wildfire - and to calculate the potential reduction in sediment yield that might result from fuel reduction treatments.
AGU Chapman Conference 2013
Elliot, W. J.,
Miller, M. E.
Using fire and erosion tools to predict wildfire risk and sediment yield.
AGU Chapman Conference 2013,
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