Wildfire illustration (image) Geological Society of America Share Print E-Mail Caption Wildfires can facilitate post-fire debris flows, depositing sediment into rivers. Over time, rivers can carry this sediment downstream, eventually reducing water storage in reservoirs. Credit Image by Brendan Murphy Usage Restrictions Image by Brendan Murphy. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.