Modeling soil erosion and sediment transport from fires in forested watersheds of the South Carolina Piedmont
Forested watersheds in the Southeastern U.S. provide high quality water vital to ecosystem integrity and downstream aquatic resources. Excessive sedimentation from human activities in forest streams is of concern to responsible land managers. Prescribed fire is a common treatment applied to Southeastern Piedmont forests and the risk of wildfire is becoming increasingly important under the threat of changing climate.
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