Check out Laura Snider’s article about the remulching progress on the Fourmile Fire burn area.
Two helicopters spent the daylight hours Thursday dropping giant nets filled with straw mulch onto the land scorched last fall by the devastating Fourmile Fire.
The two choppers picked up loads of weed-free straw, each weighing thousands of pounds, from a staging area in the Sugar Loaf community and dropped them on the rugged landscape around Emerson Gulch, where the fire began. After being dropped from nets, the straw was flung apart by the turbulence of the rotors before falling lazily to the ground. Read more: “Helicopters begin $2 million mulch drop in Fourmile Fire burn area“
Reread that title again.
We’re in danger, folks, especially those living in the Fourmile Fire burn area.
Laura Snider reports that
If more than an inch of rain falls over the area burned by the Fourmile Fire in an hour — an event that happens, on average, every other year — between 20 and 40 homes would be at risk of flooding.
That’s scary stuff. Check out the rest of Laura’s article, “Heavy rain in Fourmile burn area could flood dozens of homes,” for more info about how to be prepared.