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FLOOD DANGER Pecos Canyon residents anticipate dangerous floods after fire

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Posted: Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:00 pm | Updated: 8:12 am, Tue Jul 9, 2013.

As thunderstorms roll overhead every afternoon, Pecos Canyon residents and forest officials are trying to prepare for the potentially devastating aftermath of two recent wildfires in the area.

Some are piling up sandbags. Others are trying to gauge ways to divert sediment, ash and burned logs away from the Pecos River as heavy rains wash the debris down drainage channels.

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  • mark mocha posted at 10:23 pm on Sun, Jul 7, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 209

    It's a no brainer. Kick everyone out of the canyon, workers, do gooders (who often do worse) and close the gate for a few years. No sand bags, no extraordinary efforts. Let the river, the rains, the wind and nature take its course. This happens all the time in nature and given time nature repairs the damage. When I lived back east people insisted on building houses on a barrier beach and then wondered why they couldn't get flood insurance. Here? You build in the wild, you take your chances. Let the river take what it wants and then get rid of the ones still standing closest to the river. Its time to limit human impact to an already fragile area.

     

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