Drought - Fire - Flood Email Forum

It's All Connected

MM ()
Fri, 27 Oct 2000 10:38:19 -0600

These issues of drought, fire and flood obviously overlap to some extent
and ultimately are all connected. We've posted some thoughts on the
interconnectivity for you to consider at:

During the Walker Ranch fire last month there was concern at one point
that the chemicals in the slurry (specifically cyanide) used to try to
retard the fire's progress could impact the water of South Boulder
Creek, which is a source of drinking water for Louisville and Lafayette.
Donna Scott of the city of Boulder, who has helped organize a
multi-agency look at the aftermath of the Walker Ranch Fire and possible
impact on water quality, has put together a summary at:

What are your thoughts on these complex issues where trying to deal with
one problem can create another problem?

Mark McCaffrey

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