After the fires threaten California sat

After the fires threaten California sat

Lifeguards in southern California are gradually beginning to cope with some of the largest wildfires in the history of the United States, but people, alas, too early to breathe a sigh of relief.

Experts say that after the fires, California faces another equally deadly danger – mudslides.

After the fires threaten California sat

According to experts, intense fire burns vegetation that holds the soil in place. In addition, because of the fires soil as it «baked», which prevents water to enter the soil.

«One heavy rain on this site can turn into something disastrous,» said Jason Keane, Reuters, researcher-hydrologist from the U.S. Geological survey. «Almost everywhere where there was a fire on a steep slope, there is a reason for concern – there can begin a terrible landslide,» added Keane.

Among the towns located in the area of special risk, Santa Barbara, and a small community of Carpinteria, Summerland and Ojai.

According to Professor Nicholas Pinter of the University of California as soon as the firefighters manage to put out all the fires in the state of the urgent need to do structure that holds the flow of rocks and debris from the mountains.

Another big issue is water quality, said the mayor of Santa Barbara Helen Schneider.

According to her, in 2007, after a major forest fire, the city spent over a million dollars on additional treatment systems and water filtration.
«While precipitation in the state is not expected, but heavy rain can be both a curse and a blessing for California,» said Schneider.