ERM-020: Wildfire Impacts on Surface Waters
wildfire on surface waters information sheet

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Publication Date: 2015 October New

Product Code: ERM-020

This publication is available as an electronic download only. Although wildfire is a natural process in native rangeland ecosystems, the aftermath can have physical, chemical, and biological effects on water quality. This publication explains how reduced plant cover, rainfall runoff, and soil erosion affect pond and surface water quality and discusses remediation strategies. By Alyson K. McDonald and Diana Doan-Crider. (5 pages, 4 photos)