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Podcast Deep Dive: Post-wildfire flood risk management

On Episode #1, we explored ways ERDC is helping the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local communities better prepare for the increased flooding risk that follows a wildfire. LISTEN TO PODCAST EPISODE Watch the video below to learn more about how ERDC is helping local communities reduce the risk of these destructive floods by…

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#1: Post-wildfire Flood Risk Management

The intensity and frequency of wildfires in the United States is increasing, bringing immense devastation that is compounded by a lesser-known threat. Flood risks also increase exponentially after a wildfire due to sediment hazards, vegetation loss, soil changes and the reduced capacity of reservoirs. Destructive debris floods can be 1,000-times larger than pre-wildfire floods. In…

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