Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
13 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 13 Feb 2018

Characterization and evaluation of controls on post-fire streamflow response across western US watersheds

Samuel Saxe, Terri S. Hogue, and Lauren Hay

Data sets

Post-Fire Streamflow Spatial data for Western US Watersheds: U.S. Geological Survey data release S. W. Saxe, T. S. Hogue, and L. E. Hay

Short summary
We investigate the impact of wildfire on watershed flow regimes, examining responses across the western United States. On a national scale, our results confirm the work of prior studies: that low, high, and peak flows typically increase following a wildfire. Regionally, results are more variable and sometimes contradictory. Our results may be significant in justifying the calibration of watershed models and in contributing to the overall observational analysis of post-fire streamflow response.