February 3, 2023

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Can mulch help prevent flash floods after wildfires?

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Burned land is especially bad at absorbing water, leading to flash floods for years to come.

COLORADO, USA — It’s been two years since fires across Colorado burned more than half a million acres. Now it seems like every time it rains, the burn scars flood.

Sunday, we saw flash flood warnings in the Cameron Peak burn scar as heavy rain poured over the area where flames torched the land. 

That could continue for several more years.

“The increased risk of floods and debris flows typically remains elevated for two to five years after the fire. That’s the amount of time that it might take the vegetation to regrow,”…

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