Tag Hayman Fire

Dealing with Wildfire Damage to Water Supplies

Wildfires have a longer-lasting and more direct effect on communities than most people realize. Across the nation, countless cities and states receive their drinking water from nearby reservoirs, and when wildfires contaminate the main source of water for thousands in nearby cities, the watersheds take decades and cost millions to restore. Moreover, water polluted by remnants from fires creates an additional problem when it travels downstream to other locations. While

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A Healthy Watershed Now and in the Future

The South Platte watershed provides Colorado with 75% of its municipal water while constant threats from weather and human activity damage the fragile ecosystem. The contamination of the water source requires constant maintenance to remain healthy. The Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) works with local partners and volunteers to focus on project planning, implementation, and monitoring within the watershed. Water quality threats from wildfires, sediment erosion, weed control,

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