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Collecting sediment samples after wildfires in Washington State

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A sediment sample collection bag and jar sit on soils burned in the 2021 Muckamuck wildfire. Scientists are studying the sediment and water quality in rivers and reservoirs impacted by the large fire. The high temperatures of severe wildfires are capable of releasing and redepositing metals on the soil surface.


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Photo Credit: Nicholas Sutfin