Post-wildfire Flood and Debris Flow: 2014 Silverado Fire

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Detailed Description

In 2014, the Silverado Fire burned approximately 4 km^2 in Orange County, California. After the fire, the USGS installed an automated rain-triggered camera to monitor post-wildfire flooding and debris flow at the outlet of a small 0.6 km^2 basin within the burn area. This video shows the initial surge and peak flow triggered by an intense rainstorm on July 19, 2015. The peak flow occured about 3 minutes after the intial surge.


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Length: 00:02:10

Location Taken: Orange County, CA, US

Video Credits

Joel Smith, Dennis Staley, Francis Rengers, and Luke McGuire