Study reveals new information about wildfire impact to lakes

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NRRI researchers find that size of fire matters less than intensity of the blaze. Wildfires in northern Minnesota are increasing – the number, the size and the intensity. Within most folks' memories are the Ham Lake Fire (2007), Pagami Creek Fire (2012) and most recently, the Greenwood Fire (2021). Each scorched large swaths of the state’s prized wilderness areas and challenged humans who were too close.

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