Study shows snow pack melts faster in wildfire areas

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new study shows that burned forest leftovers from Oregon’s wildfire seasons have made the snow pack melt faster.

More snow fell in burned forests than in green ones, and then the snow melted off twice as fast in burned forests, and was gone 23 days earlier according to studies.

The reason was the charred bits from burned trees onto the snow intensified the heat from the sun.

Eighty percent of forest fires are in the snow zone.