Wildfires have been in the news a lot lately. The Woodbury Fire, for example, is the fifth-largest fire in Arizona’s history. It burned 123,875 acres between June 8 and July 16, 2019. Luckily, no one was hurt in the Woodbury Fire and no buildings burned before the fire was contained. However, there is still damage to consider.
In Arizona, we depend on winter snow runoff to flow through our northeastern mountains, valleys, rivers and streams — known as a watershed — into our reservoirs. When fire scorches the earth, water runs across the soil faster. This brings more dirt, sediment and other debris into our reservoirs, causing water quality and supply issues for communities across the state.
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