Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Research article
24 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 24 Jun 2019

Spatial and temporal patterns of sediment storage and erosion following a wildfire and extreme flood

Daniel J. Brogan, Peter A. Nelson, and Lee H. MacDonald


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AR by Peter Nelson on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (07 May 2019) by Greg Hancock
ED: Publish as is (21 May 2019) by Tom Coulthard (Editor)
AR by Peter Nelson on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We used high-resolution topography collected over 4 years to investigate how two watersheds in Colorado responded to the June 2012 High Park Fire and an extreme flood in September 2013. After the fire, sediment was eroded from the hillslopes and deposited in valley bottoms, and the large flood eroded much of this deposited sediment. Patterns of erosion and deposition were related to landscape characteristics, burn severity, and rainfall, which may inform future post-fire treatment strategies.