“The fact areas are still smoldering and smoking from the 2020 Castle Fire demonstrates how ドライ the park is,” said Leif Mathiesen, assistant fire management officer for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California. “With the low amount of snowfall and 雨 今年, there may be additional discoveries as spring transitions into summer.”
The smoldering tree was found recently by 科学者 and fire crews surveying the effects of the blaze, which was ignited by lightning last August and spread over more than 270 square miles (699 square kilometers) of the Sierra Nevada. It took five months to fully contain.
Most of California is deep in 干ばつ, with severe to extreme conditions in the mountain range that provides about a third of the state’s 水. 四月に 1, when the Sierra Nevada snowpack is normally at its peak, its water content was just 59% of average, according to the state Department of Water Resources.