Rim BAER Accomplishments October 30
Incident: Rim Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
BAER Tracks – Rim Fire
October 30 2013
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) implementation continues on track ahead of the rainy season. Recent rain and snow over the burned area was not heavy enough to cause significant soil movement. About 75% of the road surface work has been completed including improving and stormproofing roads to restore drainage; repairing and constructing rolling dips (drivable dips that remove water off the road); installing public warning signs gates and barricades for public safety; applying mulch and chipping woody material to protect exposed soil; and protecting cultural and natural resources. Contracts have been awarded for culvert replacement and improvements. This work should be completed by mid-November.
While these treatments will help to reduce post-fire effects it must be recognized that not all effects can be mitigated and potential threats to life and property remain during runoff events. The projects underway are listed below.
Restoring drainage - 75% complete:
Clean the ditches and culverts
Pull floatable debris from uphill of the culverts
Water bars – helps with the drainage of water and
Grading the road.
Rolling dips (repair and construct) - 68% complete
Hazard tree mitigation - 100% complete along priority roads.
Cultural resource protection: erosion control measures are 85% complete and danger tree mitigation is 100% complete.
Rock barrier installation is 75% complete
Rim BAER Implementation photos: http://delivr.com/2xdjh