Forest Fires Increasingly Affecting Western Rivers and Streams, for Better and Worse

State of the Planet Blog | Kevin Krajick
February 22, 2022

Forest fires can have a significant effect on the amount of water flowing in nearby rivers and streams, and the impact can continue even years after the smoke clears.

Now, with the number of forest fires on the rise in the western United States, they are increasingly influencing the region’s water supply, and increasing the risk for flooding and landslides, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesRead More

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