Welcome to Flagstaff Fireshed Hydrology

The purpose of this project is to conduct watershed modeling of northern Flagstaff. These watershed models will depict the consequences of a forest fire. The purpose of the watershed modeling is to try and determine the amount of runoff which will occur when taking into account several factors. We will look at fire intensity and how it relates to burn severity, and how fuel loading can be changed by mechanical thinning. We will communicate how we believe the hydraulic response will be if encountering a catastrophic fire, and how this relates with different levels of thinning. Finally, we will lay out different treatment methods and how these will affect burn severity and hydraulic response. We will use Digital Elevation Models (DEM), GIS, Water Erosion Predictions (WEP), and other programs such as HEC-HMS in order to model different scenarios containing the above mentioned factors.