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Burn areas may see floods, slides - Gillette News Record: News

Burn areas may see floods, slides

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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 1:05 pm, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

CASPER — Meteorologists are warning of possible flash floods and mudslides in many of the areas burned by Wyoming’s numerous wildfires last year.

Wildfires contribute to flooding and mudslides by clearing away vegetation that previously helped to retain rainfall and topsoil.

A Weather Service website about burn areas susceptible to flooding lists several recently burned areas in Wyoming. They include locations outside Riverton, Big Piney, Buffalo, Jackson and Casper.

The website is http://www.crh.noaa.gov/riw/?nburn—scar—flooding

National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Jones says half an inch of rainfall in less than an hour can cause a flash flood. This summer has been mostly dry so far but Jones says the season of heavier rainfall from thunderstorms is just getting started in Wyoming.

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