Saturday, July 11, 2015

No Water =More Forest Fires

Fire is a natural and at times beneficial part of a forest ecosystem. However, the number and the intensity of recent fires are fueled by increasing drought and less funds to manage forest lands.  How does drought effect forest fires? The fire season is longer. The land is drier. There is more fuel for hotter and more intense fires. The Union of Concerned Scientists explains the connection of the hydrologic cycle in relation to wildfire season.

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