Basin-Indians Wildfire in California's Central Coast Region

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 The Basin Complex Fire burned nearly 240,000 sq/mi in the northern Santa Lucia Mountains. It burned parts of the Big Sur, Little Sur, Arroyo Seco, Carmel and numerous smaller watersheds.

Resource/s at Stake

 There is a broad range of resources at risk after the fires. They include the Big Sur and Carmel Valley communities, Salinas Valley farm land, highway 1, numerous state parks and camp grounds, private residents and essential steelhead habitat.


 The communities of Big Sur, Carmel Valley, Salinas Valley farmers, steelhead and those concerned with there well being, Monterey County, user of Highway 1, United States Forestry officials.

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 The fire removes organic material and creates hydrophobic soils which decreases the infiltration rate of rainfall which intern increases the rates of erosion and flow.



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