Burned Watersheds - Incised Erosion Channel
Another consequence of wildfires and subsequent rainfall is erosion. This erosion of a drainage created an incised channel after the Cerro Grande Fire near Los Alamos, NM. The view is upstream and the blue backpack is about 1-meter tall. The maximum 30-minute rainfall intensity was about 20 millimeters per hour. The incision seen in this photo was after the wildfire and rain storm; prior to the storm this drainage had no definite banks.
Image Dimensions: 3000 x 4539
Location Taken: US