How Wildfires Can Affect Water Quality

How Wildfires Can Affect Water Quality

How Wildfires Can Affect Water Quality

09/26/19

“How is water quality affected by wildfires?”

Wildfires are infamous for spewing toxic fumes into the atmosphere and destroying air quality. But what’s lesser-known are its effects on water quality. Since wildfires spawn ash and particles, these can settle on water, destroying its purity. This is How Wildfires Can Affect Water Quality.

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