Fire Management

Post-fire Hazards

Debris Flow Risks 

Graphic: map that shows soil burn severityAfter a significant fire like Eagle Creek the likelihood of landslides, mudslides, flash floods, and debris flows increases. Most of these risks are brought on by heavy rains after such a fire. 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) used the soil burn severity assessment in their modeling to predict risk of debris flow within Eagle Creek Fire burn area. The highest risk for debris flow was found in Eagle, Tanner, Moffett, McCord, Horsetail and Oneonta drainages. View Eagle Creek Fire maps & Data.

Be Prepared: Emergency Management

Information via Multnomah County:

Emergency Management contacts:

Recreation Hazards

Screenshot of the cover of a Know Before You Go_Fire Document


SCAN for overhead hazards.

LISTEN for falling trees, limbs, and rocks.

WATCH OUT for stump holes and increased stream flows.

STAY on established trails.

LEAVE when windy.

STAY OUT of closed areas.

Know Before you Go Flier (.pdf)

Recreate With Respect:

Respect yourself by understanding risks, staying within your limits, and taking responsibility for your safety. Respect closures, signs and barriers, and realize that they may save your life. 

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