Upper Arkansas Wildfire/Watershed Assessment
We have finished a watershed assessment and prioritization for the Upper Arkansas Watershed. The assessment followed a procedure prescribed by the Front Range Watershed Protection Data Refinement Work Group titled “Protecting Critical Watersheds in Colorado from Wildfire: A Technical Approach to Watershed Assessment and Prioritization”. See the Watershed Wildfire Protection Group for more information.
The Upper Arkansas Watershed Assessment identifies, prioritizes, and recommends measures to protect those watersheds that provide or convey critical community water supplies from the adverse effects of post-wildfire hydrologic changes, including flooding, erosion, debris flows, and deposition. We also completed an opportunities and constraints analysis to identify potential next steps for watershed protection. The report and related documents can be found below in the Documents section. A slide show of the maps from the report is below in the Maps section.
The maps in the slide show below are from the Upper Arkansas Wildfire/Watershed Assessment. Click on the slide show to view the priority maps. The legend text identifies the ranking item. Descriptions of the maps and how they were created are contained in the report located in the Documents section.