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Wild Fire

An unplanned, unwanted wildland fire including unauthorized human-caused fires, escaped wildland fire use events, escaped prescribed fire projects, and all other wildland fires where the objective is to put the fire out. source: GFMC

US: April showers may bring May flowers, but winter snow is water in the bank - USGS

15 Apr 2015, USGS, United States of America - gov

Meteorologists and hydrologists use Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) to forecast water availability and estimate potential flooding events... When snow melts, it affects not only when water is available for crop irrigation and energy production from hydroelectric dams, but also the risk of regional floods and wildfires...


Number of wild-fire occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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