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Dixie Fire Post-Fire Debris Flows: A Tale of Two Storms

June 23, 2023

The Dixie fire burned steep hillslopes in the northern Sierra Nevada California during the summer of 2021 and was followed by two significant storm events in October 2021 and June 2022. These events hosted wholly different rainfall characteristics and resulted in very different postfire flow events. These events are highlighted in this story map.  

logs in river next to steep hillslope
Debris flow deposit in the North Fork Feather River, Plumas County, CA near the Dixie burn area.