The following question was submitted to the Water team for their consideration:
Has SNAMP considered 'adapting' and having the water team take a 'side trip' to
the Moonlight Fire perimeter to estimate sediment rates from the burned area? It
is possible that this 65,000 acre perimeter is an ideal lab to quickly obtain
valuable sediment information, particularly since this fire had a high
percentage of high severity burn.
While the Moonlight fire has good potential to be a study area, it is not
feasible for SNAMP to include this area due to the time/budget/objective
constraints of this project. The Moonlight fires high severity burn was not part
of a prescribed burn, so it is not comparable to fuels treatments conducted by
the Forest Service with no potential for forest management recommendations.
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