Burned Area Emergency Response Hydrologists Begin Assessing Watersheds Within Dixie Fire

Burned Area Emergency Response Hydrologists have begun assessing the watersheds within the Dixie fire. This is done to find and remove toxic chemicals from burned structures that can eventually enter into the soil or be washed away by rainstorms and contaminate rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. The team has found several locations within the National forest that contain hazmat materials. The forest service lands manage up to 18% of natural water flows through their lands.