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Silver Jackets Teams Well-Positioned to Reduce Flood Risk after Wildfire

Flood risk significantly increases immediately after a wildfire. Post-fire assessments have estimated that peak flood flows can increase as much as 1,000 percent after a wildfire because of the absence of vegetation and reduced absorptive qualities of soils. The situation presents a multi-hazard problem that requires sharing resources and information so that actions focus on highest priority risk areas  – a situation that state Silver Jackets teams are well-equipped to handle....continue reading

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Stay up-to-date with upcoming flood risk management events, conferences, and training opportunities. Information about previous Corps flood risk management events and workshops are also provided.