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Wildfire effects on source-water quality--Lessons from Fourmile Canyon fire, Colorado, and implications for drinking-water treatment

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3095/

Stream discharge and nitrate concentration increased downstream of the burned area during snowmelt, but these were probably within the treatment capacity of most drinking-water plants, and limited changes were observed in downstream ecosystems.

by Writer, Jeffrey H. and Murphy, Sheila F.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3095
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Fires, Hydrology, Nutrient content (water), Runoff, Stream discharge, Stream-gage measurement, Surface water quality, Drainage basins
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