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New paper on wildfire-water security risks

Date: Feb. 26 2021

The increased runoff and erosion from burned areas disrupted water supplies in several locations. These post?fire watershed hazards via source water contamination, flash floods, and mudslides can represent substantial, systemic long?term risks to drinking water production, aquatic life, and socio?economic activity. Strategies are proposed to combine modern data analytics with existing tools for use by water and land managers worldwide to leverage several decades worth of data and knowledge on post?fire hydrology.