Natural History of Fire & Flood Cycles


Subject:
Environment , California: Science , California: Environment & Energy , Fire Ecology , Forests & Forestry , Fire , Floods , Fire

Description:
This essay discusses the relationship between forest fires and mountain flooding caused by heavy rains. Includes information about causes of forest fires, post-fire debris flows and landslides, and post-fire mitigation efforts. This material focuses on the "Old Topanga Firestorm of 1993" in Southern California and the following floods of 1995. From the California Coastal Commission.

Creator:
Ainsworth, Jack; Doss, Troy Alan

Publisher:
California Coastal Commission

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.coastal.ca.gov/web/fire/ucsbfire.html


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