Burned Watersheds - Debris Deposition After Cerro Grande Fire

Debris deposition related to the Cerro Grande Fire near Los Alamos, NM.

Detailed Description

Channels draining burned areas have zones of erosion and zones of deposition. This deposition was downstream from an erosion zone after the Cerro Grande Fire near Los Alamos, NM. The peeled bark indicates the highest level of water and debris during a flash flood. Sediment is coarse sand and gravel. The view is downstream and the blue backpack is about 1-meter tall. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 750 x 500

Location Taken: US