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This portion of a burn severity map highlights where some of the most intense activity of the Rattlesnake Creek Fire occurred. "In specific areas that experienced moderate to high soil burn severity, there could be concern for run-off from steep hillslopes and resultant increases in post-fire soil erosion and debris flows," the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests noted in a Sept. 12 news release.

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BAER team finds areas of moderate- and high-severity burning in Rattlesnake Creek Fire area

On the Rattlesnake Creek Fire, the BAER team has completed their data gathering and verification field work, and the Soil Burn Severity map has been finalized. The map shows that the 8,213 within the Rattlesnake Creek Fire area are either unburned (43%) or low (37%) soil burn severity, while 19% sustained a moderate soil burn severity, and 1% burned at high soil burn severity.

September 12, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..


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