Park Williams discusses how wildfires can unexpectedly increase water levels

Publication: Arizona Republic 

UCLA Expert: Park Williams: Associate Professor and Ladder Faculty, Department of Geography 

Synopsis: Arizona Republic reports on research co-authored by Williams, suggesting big wildfires temporarily boost water supplies and flood risks. 

UCLA News: Williams comments on the pros and cons of this phenomenon. “Yes, more water could very well have benefits. The West is generally a dry place where life is constrained by water. But unexpectedly high streamflow may be bad at times due to increased flood risk.” 

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