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Flood risk increases over Waldo burn area

By KRDO.com Staff
Published On: Jul 27 2012 06:50:08 PM CDT

The chance for a flash flood to occur significantly increases in the vicinity of a burn scar because of the lack of vegetation and the soil's inability to absorb moisture.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

The post-fire BAER team has indicated that potential water and sediment flow from the burn area may have increased by 350%.

This site will include additional information regarding post fire hazards as it becomes available.

Post-fire conditions have elevated the flood threat, including areas that are not yet mapped. Other low lying areas may be threatened. Please contact your insurance agent or visit www.floodSmart.gov to evaluate your insurance protection options.

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