Bushfire impacts on water quality
Bushfires can impact the quality of our waterways by increasing the amount of poor-quality runoff entering our waterways during significant rain events. This runoff can have a range of impacts on water quality including depleted dissolved oxygen levels, increased sedimentation, algal blooms and fish kills. The factsheet Bushfire impacts on water quality (PDF 138KB) provides information on the various contaminants that can affect water quality after a bushfire and what can be done to minimise these impacts.
- February 2020
- NSW Environment Protection Authority
- ID EPA 2020P2093
- File PDF 0.4MB
- Pages 3
- Name 20p2093-bushfire-impacts-on-water-quality.pdf