Saturday, July 09, 2011

Debris flows a worry for Monument fire canyons

Forest Service officials are warning that heavy monsoon rains in the Huachuca Mountains southwest of Sierra Vista, could carry "mud, debris, and boulders" down canyons denuded by the Monument wild fire. Rain gauges were installed Thursday and Friday to give residents a warning when heavy rains could trigger flooding.

The rain gauges were installed at the heads of Ash and Miller canyons which are were identified as being of particular concern. [right, burn severity map, Monument fire. Credit, InciWeb]

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