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WALDO CANYON FIRE: 98 percent contained, flooding a concern [Lib Environmental policies to blame]
gazette.com ^ | 7/7/12 | RYAN MAYE HANDY

Posted on 07/07/2012 5:44:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Two weeks after smoke from the nearly-contained Waldo Canyon fire first billowed from the canyons behind Cedar Heights, Colorado Springs is transitioning into the next phase of the disaster: the aftermath...

... burn scars could heighten flash flood potential for years to come, according to the Manitou Springs city officials. Some fire crews spent recent days terracing the hillsides with water bars —large trenches dug into the earth to catch flood waters.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.gazette.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: coloradofires; disaster; fire; flooding; waldocanyon; waldocanyonfire
Anyone catch that phrase "for years to come"? Enviro-Idiots, Obamugabe supporters, led the charge to stop responsible harvesting of trees...which caused that whole place to become a tinderbox.

Way to go Obamugabe.

1 posted on 07/07/2012 5:44:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Waldo Canyon Fire Devastation

Obama shrunk aerial firefighting fleet
http://www.gazette.com/articles/obama-140889-edge-rages.html#ixzz1z20kgkDt

It's Obama's fault!

2 posted on 07/07/2012 6:20:09 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: preacher
the Obama administration is more enthused with environmental activism than effective fire suppression.

Perfect campaign advert for western states!

3 posted on 07/07/2012 6:26:34 AM PDT by nascarnation
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