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Water quality effects following a severe fire

Documents and Media Posted on: August 11, 2015
On June 8, 2002, the Hayman Fire ignited in the Upper South Platte watershed of the Colorado Front Range. That year, total precipitation and the winter snowpack in the area were approximately half of long-term annual averages, and low fuel moisture, low relative humidity, and strong, gusty winds triggered rapid rates of fire spread and long-range spot fires.Document Type: Other Documents