Summary: The Rough Fire

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Several studies have been conducted to characterize the lasting impacts that wildfires have had on water quality. The Rough Fire that occurred in California during the summer of 2015, was an intense fire and one of the largest that the state has had recently. Since the proposed project is to quantify the degree to which the Rough Fire impaired water quality in the affected area, several water quality parameters will be examined. It has been shown that sediment loads, erosion, and nutrient inputs increase after intense wildfires and that the temperature of water may increase and dissolved oxygen (DO) levels may decrease. To understand the degree to which water quality impairment has occurred in the affected Rough Fire area, four water quality

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