What are examples of post-fire erosion events?

Erosion is one result of wildfire followed by rainfall.

Following the Cerro Grande Fire near Los Alamos, NM,

an incised channel was created by erosion within a drainage.

Before the rainstorm, the drainage did not have defined

banks. The maximum 30 minute rainfall intensity

was approximately 0.8 inches/hour.

(Photo by John A. Moody)


This photo captures rill erosion

occurring on a burned hillslope

following the Buffalo Creek Fire in Colorado.

(Photo by John A. Moody)

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