Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fire is Relentless Thanks to Years of Drought

Dry lake in CA.  Source: NY Times
Check out this comprehensive article in the NY Times that outlines fires and firefighting in California's fourth year of drought.  

Sources: U.S.D.A. Forest Service Remote Sensing; NASA

The impact of drought in California is hard to miss. In the arid conditions, during California's now 12-month fire season, fire climbs quickly up mountain ridges, and spreads vertically from grasses to an abundance of ladder fuels including dead trees.  




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