Erosion and Mitigation References

 In the aftermath of the Horseshoe Two Fire the coming monsoon season may produce increased runoff in many areas.  Below are a series of online references relating to erosion and mitigation techniques.

Erosion Risk Management Tool -  ERMit reference

ERMiT modeling program

Other online erosion modeling software

BAER - Burned Area Emergency Response


Treatment catalog

The Horseshoe Two Fire press releases and community meetings have also included information about preliminary chipping of felled trees for use as mulch as a method to slow soil runoff in heavily burned areas.  Below is a video from The Arizona Daily Sun  featuring Rory Steinke a soil scientist with the BAER team explaining the tree shredding process and how the material is used in stabilizing the soil.

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