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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MODELING FIRE EFFECTS ON WATER QUALITY FOR DECISION SUPPORT AND TARGETED MITIGATION IN NATIONAL PARK SERVICE (NPS) RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Location: Southwest Watershed Research

Project Number: 5342-13610-011-04
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Aug 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2012

Objective:
The objective of this project is to quantitatively link burn severity with existing watershed scale hydrology and erosion models to assess risk to aquatic resources and downstream communities.

Approach:
For 4 to 5 National Parks assemble the needed data and calibrate the watershed models for current conditions. Post-fire watershed assessment can then be conducted quickly by importing a fire severity map. Transform available data and model simulation results to information tailored to NPS resource management needs for decisions regarding fire and fuel-load management. Train NPS and BAER staff to use the AGWA integrated modeling tool. Documents Reimbursable with Nationl Park Service. Log 42202.

Last Modified: 7/22/2014
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