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Re: fire & water

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Posted by michael on July 06, 19100 at 14:55:23:

In Reply to: Re: fire & water posted by MM on June 28, 19100 at 14:50:06:

: Michael:

: The wildfires you mention (now gone and out of people's awareness) are one piece of the puzzle relating to water, land-use and our local environment.

: I'm particularly interested in ways of making water everyone's business, and of course fire danger (and actualy fires) are good attention-getters...but they don't necessarily get the long-term message of sustainability out there.

: Water's an issue that often tends to be devisive....(read the article in the current Westword on the St. Vrain at for a reminder of this)but water is also what connects our greater environment together...and to us.

: Dry conditions and fire supression help lead to these wildfires...and often there are serious flash floods after the fires which impact water quality downstream. At the last watershed forum a woman from USGS mentioned that in this region (the foothills in particular) there's evidence that fires and resulting flash floods occur every 100 years or so.

: I'm also curious about how to sustain discussions such as this. Any ideas?

: mm

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