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How Wildfires Threaten U.S. Water Supplies

November 9, 2020

The 2020 fire season provided stark evidence that wildfires are changing the landscape of America. But when a forest burns, the impacts on water supply and quality last long after the flames go out. Learn more about How Wildfires Threaten U.S. Water Supplies – and what we can do to adapt to the complex impacts of hotter and bigger fires.

Illustration showing how a forested watershed ability to absorb and filter precipitation changes after a fire
Screenshot of the "How Wildfires Threaten U.S. Water Supplies" data visualization story.