Sediment in stream channel after 2009 station fire

Sediment in stream channel after 2009 station fire

Stream channel showing accumulation of fine sediment following the 2009 Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, Southern California

A stream channel showing accumulation of fine sediment following the 2009 Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, Southern California. Fine sediment is eroded off steep hillsides during and immediately after wildfire, and then mobilized by debris flows during winter storms.

IMAGE: Roman DiBiase, Penn State