Drought - Fire - Flood Email Forum

Re: It's All Connected

Judith Sumner (
Tue, 31 Oct 2000 08:46:49 -0700

I've enjoyed being a 'lurking' lay person in this forum. I'm learning a lot
by listening in on the discussion. A question occurs to me: What would
constitute a basic level of drought/fire/flood literacy for the general
public, and how might that be accomplished? What are the key concepts,
terminology and issues that the general public should understand?

Judith A. Sumner
3500 Hayden Pl, #5
Boulder, CO 80301
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Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 9:38 AM
Subject: It's All Connected

> 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
> See for more information on this

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