Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Half million sand bags to hold back Flagstaff post-fire floods

"More than a half-million sandbags are now in the flood area, and large concrete barriers sit around 160 homes," according to Andy Bertelsen, Coconino County public works director as reported in the Arizona [Flagstaff] Daily Sun.

The Timberline and Doney Park neighborhoods were hit by repeated floods after last summer's Schultz fire on forest lands upslope and have been preparing for more monsoon-generated floods this year and perhaps for 3-5 years more, until revegetation stabilizes hillsides. [right, Timberline home in 2010. My photo]

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