Published: June 18, 2018 By

Colorado’s wildfire season is off to a fast and furious start this year. And a new CU Boulder study shows that the impact of wildfires includes not only the destruction of homes and wildlands but also freshwater sources. Researcher Fernando Rosario-Ortiz says sediments, nutrients and dissolved organic matter washing off burnt hillsides contaminate streams, straining the capabilities of downstream treatment facilities.


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