Post-Fire Flooding

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A 100-year rainstorm in the Buffalo Creek watershed in Colorado followed a 1996 wildfire and caused deposition of this alluvial fan at a tributary of the creek. Photo by R.H. Meade.

Lead CCASS Contact: Gregg Garfin

This project worked with the U.S. Forest Service to develop resources on available methods to assess potential risks associated with post-fire events.  The site is intended for managers, landowners, and communities to find guidance for assessing and preventing potential damage from post-fire flooding and related events.  Includes research, methods, and tools available for measuring and reducing risks associated with post-fire flooding, debris flows, and sedimentation.

Partners: U.S. Forest Service

Related website: After Fire Toolkit and Information site is at https://postfiresw.info/