California Wildfires December 2017 - Post Wildfire Debris Flow Assessment - USGS

Wildfire can significantly alter the hydrologic response of a watershed to the extent that even modest rainstorms can produce dangerous flash floods and debris flows. The USGS conducts post-fire debris-flow hazard assessments for select fires in the Western U.S. We use geospatial data related to basin morphometry, burn severity, soil properties, and rainfall characteristics to estimate the probability and volume of debris flows that may occur in response to a design storm.

The data estimates of the likelihood of debris flow (in %), potential volume of debris flow (in m3), and combined relative debris flow hazard. These predictions are made at the scale of the drainage basin, and at the scale of the individual stream segment.

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Source https://landslides.usgs.gov/hazards/postfire_debrisflow/index.php
Author USGS
Last Updated January 9, 2018, 09:59 (Etc/UTC)
Created January 9, 2018, 09:54 (Etc/UTC)
Origin Places Americas, Northern America, United States of America

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