Wildfires Threaten Urban Water Supplies, Long After the Flames Are Out

After a forest burns, the resulting erosion can contaminate drinking water supplies for up to a decade.,

Volunteers working on the Lazy D Ranch in Colorado to try to tame erosion during rainstorms.
Volunteers working on the Lazy D Ranch in Colorado to try to tame erosion during rainstorms.Credit…Benjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times

Wildfires Threaten Urban Water Supplies, Long After the Flames Are Out

After a forest burns, the resulting erosion can contaminate drinking water supplies for up to a decade.

Volunteers working on the Lazy D Ranch in Colorado to try to tame erosion during rainstorms.Credit…Benjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times

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