A new study published in the Journal of Environmental Management, "Modeling the impacts of wildfire on runoff and pollutant transport from coastal watersheds to the nearshore environment," examines the effects of post-wildfire runoff and its impact on the environment. It is already established that climate change is responsible for changes in precipitation that affect wildfire management. This study shows that severe wildfires are responsible for runoff that exports more pollutants and sediment. With the expectation of more—and more severe—wildfires in California, the authors recommend a planning and prioritization framework to repair damaged landscapes.
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