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Final Ely Living with Fire Speaker Series

Fire and Water: Emily Creighton, Hydrologist on the Superior National Forest

Location:  Ely Senior Center

                   27 First Avenue East   Ely, MN 55731

                   Snacks provided.

August 26, 2019 Monday Time 6:00 – 7:00 PM FREE


Water resources make up a big part of the overall fire-dependent ecosystem of Northeast Minnesota.  So how does the presence of fire affect the lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater we as Minnesotans care so much about?  In this talk, I’ll describe the effects of wildfire and prescribed burning on hydrology, water quality, aquatic connectivity, aquatic wildlife and overall watershed health. We’ll discuss wildfire firefighting measures in the context of water resources, and

What you as a homeowner can do to minimize impacts to water resources from fire.

Bio: As a hydrologist, she is concerned with all facets of watershed and water resource health, and how the activities that occur on the Forest – including a whole range of human-caused or natural events, such as prescribed burning and wildfire, timber harvest, climate change, or recreational use, to name a few - might impact the those resources.  Emily holds bachelor’s degrees in Atmospheric Science and Earth Science from Northland College and a Master’s degree in hydrology from the University of New Hampshire.

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