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Dry cycles, drought, wildfires and our local watershed

 

Last updated 9/2/2020 at 1:15pm

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This diagram illustrates some of the fire risk reduction steps homeowners can take, as outlined in the article.

By Bill Banks, Fountain Creek Watershed District

April showers are supposed to bring May flowers. But did you notice we didn't get much rain this spring? Mother Nature has been stingy. In fact, the U.S. Drought Monitor's current data reveal that El Paso County and Teller County are in moderate drought while Pueblo County is in severe drought. These worrisome drought conditions bring increased wildfire risk.

Part of the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District's mission to provide a safe and environmentally functional waterway is to provide information on drought to keep...



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