Events / Watershed Institute - December 1, 2021

Rolling With the Punches: Colorado Wildfires, Debris Flows, and What to Expect Next Year

A presentation by: 

Jason Kean, Ph.D.
Research Hydrologist, Land Slide Hazards Program at U.S. Geological Survey

Following the worst wildfire season in history, Colorado was hit again by a series of destructive flash floods and debris flows triggered by 2021 monsoon rains. The impacts of debris flow in Glenwood Canyon were especially severe and the threat of repeat events remains. I will discuss the science of predicting post-fire debris flows and outline the ongoing interagency work to identify these hazards and mitigate impacts. I will also describe the state of vegetation recovery and discuss the likelihood of events next year.  


WHEN: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

6:00pm-7:00pm (MST)   Presentation via Zoom
7:00pm-7:30pm (MST)   Q&A with speaker

 Virtual presentation via Zoom

 FREE but REGISTRATION is required to receive log in details



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