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Erosion Preparedness and Information

Following a fire, the loss of canopy and ground cover, along with changes in soil physical characteristics, leaves landscapes susceptible to the forces of erosion: gravity, running water, and wind. Fire increases erosion in the short term, but predicting the amount of post-fire erosion depends on a complex combination of site conditions, fire characteristics, and rainfall patterns.

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District recommends all residents take the below three steps: 

  • MONITOR WEATHER FORECAST - Weather information and warnings can be found here
  • BE PREPARED - Post Fire & Erosion Preparedness information can be viewed here
  • SIGN UP - Register for emergency alerts here