Methodology for estimating detectable change in water quality due to prescribed fire in northern Colorado, A
Increases in nutrients and metals in receiving waters have been documented after wildfire. However, water quality impacts from prescribed fire are not well known. This research investigated the design of a post-fire water quality monitoring program using a pre-fire dataset to detect water quality changes from prescribed fire. Since water quality changes due to land use practices are often difficult to detect due to high natural variability, a paired watershed approach was implemented. Two small watersheds were selected in the Cache la Poudre watershed in Northern Colorado and monitored for one ...
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