In March of 2017, wildfires erupted throughout multiple counties in the Texas Panhandle, causing evacuations, destroying homes, and closing highways. The Dumas Complex, Lefors East, and Perryton wildfires started as numerous small fires. Ochiltree, Roberts, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Randall, Potter, Hutchinson, Gray, Wheeler, Carson, and Childress counties all reported grass fires that spread quickly. Recent advancements in satellite and computing technology enable us to assess both the short- and long-term impacts of the fire on vegetation.(6 pages)
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This 12-page publication explains why artificial drainage is needed on some soils, the types of drainage systems, drainage design considerations, and the steps and economics in installing a relief drainage system.
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