Rain measurements in and near the CZU Lightning Complex Fire area, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, 2021 to 2022

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Description Rainfall measurements were collected in and near the CZU Lightning Complex Fire (hereafter, "CZU Fire") burn area, Santa Cruz Mountains, California. The CZU Fire ignited in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California, on August 16, 2020. By the time of full containment on September 22, 2020, the fire had burned 350 km2 (86,510 acres) in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) installed four rain gages in and near the CZU Fire burn area to measure rainfall during two post-fire wet seasons. The USGS gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the Big Creek Lumber Co., the McCrary family, and Brookdale Lodge in the collection of these data. This data release contains rain records from the Big Basin, Berry Creek, Brookdale, and Green Valley locations, measured over the second wet season after the CZU Fire. These four rain gages were removed on May 31, 2022. [More]
Originators East, Amy E. and Williamson, Jessica L.

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Photograph of USGS rain gage deployed in Big Basin State Park near the former location of the State Park headquarters, which burned in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.
Photograph of USGS rain gage deployed in Big Basin State Park near the former location of the State Park headquarters, which burned in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire.