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Yosemite Rim Fire and recent California wildfire trends

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A collection of graphics, maps, and images related to the wildfire burning in Yosemite National Park. Analysis of recent wildfire activity.

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Yosemite Rim Fire and recent California wildfire trends

  1. 1. Putting California’s Rim Fire in context 8/28/2013
  2. 2. Largest wildfires in California since 1932 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 10) Basin Complex (Monterey, 6/2008) 9) Laguna (San Diego, 7/1970) 8) Marbe Cone (Monterey, 7/1977) 7) Rim (Tuolumne, 8/2013) 6) Klamath Theater Complex (Siskiyou, 6/2008) 5) Witch (San Diego, 10/2007) 4) Matilija (Ventura, 9/1932) 3) Zaca (Santa Barbara, 7/2007) 2) Rush (Lassen, 10/2012) 1) Cedar (San Diego, 10/2003) Acres burned 7 of the 10 biggest fires have occurred in past decade Structures / lives lost 2,820 / 14 0 / 0 1 / 0 0 / 0 1,650 / 2 0 / 2 111 / 0 0 / 0 382 / 5 58 / 0 Still burning Source: CAL FIRE
  3. 3. Largest wildfires in California since 1932 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 10) Basin Complex (Monterey, 6/2008) 9) Laguna (San Diego, 7/1970) 8) Marbe Cone (Monterey, 7/1977) 7) Rim (Tuolumne, 8/2013) 6) Klamath Theater Complex (Siskiyou, 6/2008) 5) Witch (San Diego, 10/2007) 4) Matilija (Ventura, 9/1932) 3) Zaca (Santa Barbara, 7/2007) 2) Rush (Lassen, 10/2012) 1) Cedar (San Diego, 10/2003) Acres burned 7 of the 10 biggest fires have occurred in past decade Structures / lives lost 2,820 / 14 0 / 0 1 / 0 0 / 0 1,650 / 2 0 / 2 111 / 0 0 / 0 382 / 5 58 / 0 Still burning Source: CAL FIRE
  4. 4. Acres burned and number of wildfires in California 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 450,000 500,000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Acres Fires Source: CAL FIRE
  5. 5. Acres burned and number of wildfires in California 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 0 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 450,000 500,000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Acres Fires Source: CAL FIRE
  6. 6. Number of California wildfires by cause 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 2011 2012 5-year average Source: CAL FIRE
  7. 7. Number of California wildfires by cause 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 2011 2012 5-year average Source: CAL FIRE
  8. 8. Acres burned by U.S. wildfires: Jan. 1 to Aug. 28 Source: National Interagency Fire Center 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Millions So far, 2013 has been well below average
  9. 9. Acres burned by U.S. wildfires: Jan. 1 to Aug. 28 Source: National Interagency Fire Center 0 1,000,000 2,000,000 3,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000 6,000,000 7,000,000 8,000,000
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