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The Science Of Mudslides In Wildfire Burn Zones

Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

In this photo provided by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a flash flood area sign is posted, as evacuations have been issued for several fire-ravaged communities in Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

The death toll continues to rise in Southern California as fire ravaged terrain becomes flooded from winter rains creating mudslides and debris destruction. The tragedies are raising awareness for those living in the burned regions of wine country, Mendocino and other parts of Northern California as the rainy season continues.

Dr. Mary Johannis is the Deputy Director of California’s Water Science Center and has researched the impact of flooding on areas hit by wildfire. She joins Francis Kevin Rengers with the U.S. Geological Survey who focuses specifically on mudslides and debris flows.

Chris Remington

Former Producer, Insight

Chris joined Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak” in September 2016, booking a wide variety of guests, developing questions and producing music elements for the program.  Read Full Bio 

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