El Dorado National Forest after the 2014 King Fire

charred, bare trees on a mountain side

Detailed Description

The 2014 King Fire burned 97,717 acres in the El Dorado National Forest and on private timberlands. The fires in these burn areas reduce the forest canopy, exposing snowpack to direct sunlight. This increases the rate of snowmelt and evaporation, impacting runoff and groundwater replenishment.


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Location Taken: CA, US