OTWSC Webinar, Friday October 22nd - Wildfire and Water

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Wildfire and Water: General trends, lessons learned, and future directions 

Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center Webinar, Friday, October 22, 11 am Central

After wildfires, storms can convey sediment, ash, pollutants, and debris from hillslopes to surface water, leading to immediate and long-term impacts on water quality, reservoir storage, and water treatment costs. Water providers and land managers have a need to effectively plan for, prevent, and mitigate impacts on water supplies. The USGS Water Resources Mission Area, in collaboration with USGS Water Science Centers, is building capacity to accurately assess and predict water-quality impairment after wildfire. This presentation will describe general trends in the quantity and quality of water following wildfire, lessons learned the “hard way,” and recent advances in understanding the impacts of wildfire on water quality and quantity. We will also describe ongoing efforts to improve our understanding of post-wildfire water-quality drivers and processes across different hydro-ecoregions.

RELATED INFORMATION
     Post-Fire Visualization at https://labs.waterdata.usgs.gov/visualizations/fire-hydro 

ATTEND THE WEBINAR:
The webinar will be held as Microsoft Teams Live Event.  Attendees can attend the Teams Live Event by web browser, desktop Teams app, or official iOS or Android Teams app.  At this time, attendees cannot join from a mobile web browser.

     Webinar Time: Friday, October 22, 2021, 11 am – 12 noon Central time

     Join the Webinar: Teams Live Event link

For additional information, please contact Lynne Fahlquist at otpublicinfo@usgs.gov.

PRESENTERS
Sheila Murphy and Brian Ebel, Research Hydrologists, USGS Water Resources Mission Area

 

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