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Whiskey Creek section of Whiskeytown Lake

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In the aftermath of the 2018 Carr Fire, northern California, sediment has eroded from burned hillslopes and accumulated in some areas of Whiskeytown Lake. A recent sediment deposit is shown here in the Whiskey Creek section of the lake. USGS scientists study landscape evolution after fires and storm rainfall to determine how intensively these disturbances impact affected areas and for how long.


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