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County, Coconino National Forest outline restoration plan to protect Rio after ‘catastrophic’ study | Local News

The Coconino County Flood District and Coconino National Forest announced a new plan Tuesday to implement forest treatments across thousands of acres north of Flagstaff on the west side of the San Francisco Mountains.

The announcement follows the release of a county-funded study last week showing a significant risk of post-fire flooding that could affect Flagstaff if a catastrophic wildfire were to occur west of the Peaks. It was conducted.

Study suggests $2 billion and 2,000 structure losses could be due to West Peaks fires and floods







The Coconino County Flood District and Coconino National Forest announced plans for six forest restoration projects spanning 12,000 acres west of the San Francisco Mountains and north of Flagstaff.









Fire and Flood Risk Presentation to the Coconino County Board of Supervisors

Allen Hayden, president of Natural Channel Design Engineering Inc., spoke at the Coconino County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday at the county courthouse about the company's active efforts to work with the U.S. Forest Service and the county. He talked about the watershed restoration project.




Slush pile removal







Fire and Flood Risk Presentation to the Coconino County Board of Supervisors

Deputy County Commissioner and Flood Control District Manager Lucinda Andreani speaks as Coconino County Forest Restoration Director Jay Smith (left) speaks about fire and flood risks during Tuesday's Coconino County Board of Supervisors meeting. gave a response.




But who is paying for it?







Fire and Flood Risk Presentation to the Coconino County Board of Supervisors

U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Matt McGrath, in a presentation laying out plans to address significant wildfire risk in the upper Rio Deflag watershed, at the Coconino County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday at the county courthouse. He pointed to the treatment map.










Fire and Flood Risk Presentation to the Coconino County Board of Supervisors

Coconino County District 1 Supervisor Patrice Horstman said during a presentation Tuesday at the county courthouse that the U.S. Forestry Questions were posed to Department District Ranger Matt McGrath.




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