Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Post-fire mud and floods hitting southern Arizona

Joe Austin, owner of the El Coronado Ranch on West Turkey Creek, in the Chiracahuas, lives downslope from the Horseshoe II fire. He forwarded this photo [right] of the bridge by their house following a light rain on Monday. Heavier rains fell in the area on Sunday. You can see the how dark and muddy the water is.

Meanwhile, there are news reports of serious damage to four homes in the Miller Canyon area on the east side of the Huachuca's downslope of the Monument fire and efforts by residents to sandbag against more floods.

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