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Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

Current Event

Wild Fire Impacts on Environment

Delta Environmental Laboratories is sending its condolences and best wishes to the families, communities in throughout the NorCal area that are affected by the wildfires. We feel your loss and let us know how we can help.

Unfortunate events such as the sudden spread of wild fire put a large burden on the environment. The quality of air deteriorates to intolerable levels, the air saturates with various solid, liquid and gas pollutants. As the fire is extinguished the soil is contaminated with ashes of various content, changing the composition on the surface layers to some extent. When the rain follows, streams, rivers, lakes get wash offs from the air, from the soil that changes the pollutants types and levels in the water.

Fire impacted streams have higher sediment contents, and could impact both ecological drinking and health water operations. Biological habitat such as aquatic organism, fishes, amphibians, insects, can be overwhelmed.

After large fires, the drinking water systems are impacted as well. Most focus is taken about reservoirs, infiltration basins, treatment plants, where large amount of sediments can disrupt the balances and operations. Impacts be far as 100 miles from the fire impacted areas.

After fire phosphorous, nitrogen level of water can rise as well. Some of it is caused by accelerated erosion of the surrounding soil. Elevated nitrate concentration could be seen after a few years of the fire. In those cases, a careful and consistent monitoring of the chemical levels are needed. These testing results help the authorities to reduce the contaminant levels to below 10 mg/l for Nitrogen and 0.05 mg/l for Total Phosphorus.

Following such natural disasters, a careful monitoring program is needed to understand if there is a danger, and how long the contaminants to remain in air, water and soil.

Our services at Delta Environmental Laboratories are ready to help with your testing needs and to provide expedited testing as needed.

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