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Are Wildfires Poisoning Our Water Supplies?: Assessing the Impact of Wildfires on Water Quality with Dr. Fernando Rosario-Ortiz

  • East Los Angeles College 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA, 91754 United States (map)

Location: East Los Angeles College | Multi-Purpose Room F5-209

Time: 7:00PM

Parking: FREE in Structure 3 | Floors 2 - 5

The frequency and intensity of wildfires has increased over the past few decades. Wildfires represents an acute perturbation to watersheds, and the impacts include changes in ecosystems, sediment mobilization and overall water quality. The changes in water quality are a particular concern to drinking water utilities.

Join us for a general discussion regarding the effects of wildfires on water quality, followed by a detailed discussion regarding the specific effects that thermal alteration has on DOM mobilization.