Saturday, July 24, 2010
Assessing the Flagstaff flood
We hear from Flagstaff Water that the flood and possible debris flows earlier this week took out two sections, 40 ft, of the pipe along Waterline Road that supplies 20% of Flagstaff's summer water. Continued rains and damage to the road have prevented crews from getting to the line from the bottom of the hill. AZGS geologists Ann Youberg and Jeri Young are working with federal and local officials to evaluate the possible role of debris flows in the events and evaluate the hazards on the recently burned hillsides above the community.
Most of the news media coverage has been on flooding in the Timberline [corrected 7-24-10, 17:44] and Doney Park subdivisions. Here are a couple photos Jeri took on July 22.
at 3:01 PM