CSU Will Study Streams and Snowpack Within Cameron Peak Fire
Colorado State University scientists have won an award that will allow them to study streams and snowpack in the Cameron Peak Fire area.
The National Science Foundation granted CSU $50,000 for their study, which will allow them to see the effect the fire has had on our waterways. Since the Cameron Peak Fire burned at such a high elevation and in our local watershed, researchers want to know more about its effects on our cities.
Not only did much of the Cameron Peak Fire burn at a high elevation, but it spread to lower elevations as well which, according to a press release, means it burned both transitional and intermittent snow zones. This means it's a unique case, and worth a study.
Researchers want to see if Northern Colorado could run into issues post-fire like debris flows. Thanks to the $50,000 prize, the team will be able to go into the burn area and study as much as they can before more snow falls this season.