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Eagle Creek Fire

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Hood River, OR 97031

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Photographs — Eagle Creek Fire

Scientists test hydrophobic soils

9/30/2017
Hydrophobic soils - Soils scientist check the level of soil damage by pouring water onto the surface of the ground. Fire-damaged soils can be hydrophobic, where the water won't soak into the soil. This increases the amount and speed of runoff from a burneImage options: [ Full Size ]

Hydrophobic soils - Soils scientist check the level of soil damage by pouring water onto the surface of the ground. Fire-damaged soils can be hydrophobic, where the water won't soak into the soil. This increases the amount and speed of runoff from a