The Regional District of Central Kootenay has been made aware by the Ministry of Forest and Range and the Provincial Emergency Program of secondary hazards associated with intense wildfire behaviour such as was seen on the Springer and Sitkum Creek Fires. Since 2003 the province has been seeing some of the secondary effects of wildfire given drier soil condition and severity of the burns. These secondary effects include soil erosion, debris flows, and long term slope stability concerns. Generally, these hazards exist for a period of three to five years after the fire.
The Ministry of Forests and Range have now completed a post wildfire hazard risk assessment of the Kemp Creek fire. While the impacts off the Kemp Creek fire are less severe than the Springer and Sitkum fires the Regional District feels it is important to post the results of the report . The Ministry of Forest and Range are doing mitigative measures on crown land in the burned area. They have also provided us access to a document titled, Information on Debris Flow Control Structures for Forest Engineering available below.