Burned Watersheds - Incised Erosion Channel

Incised erosion channel after the Cerro Grande Fire near Los Alamos, NM.

Detailed Description

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.

Details

Image Dimensions: 3000 x 4539

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Location Taken: US