floods

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When a warm storm front moves over a snow-capped mountain range, floods often follow. These events aren’t common on the Colorado Plateau, where winter precipitation usually falls as snow. But scientists say that’s going to change as the world continues to heat up. 


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Flagstaff officials and many residents remain on edge about possible flooding from the Museum Fire. But it’s the city’s homeless population that is uniquely vulnerable. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, social service organizations are gearing up to help. 


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Coconino County emergency managers are anticipating heavy flooding in some parts of Flagstaff following the Museum Fire. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, much of the watershed in east Flagstaff burned significantly, which makes it susceptible to flooding during the monsoon.


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Coconino County flood control managers have been working around the clock in recent days to mitigate flooding from the Museum Fire. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they’re drawing on experience from 2010’s Schultz Fire.


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Crews are still working to suppress the Museum Fire in Flagstaff that stands at nearly 2,000 acres with 12 percent containment. Today media were allowed to tour the fire from a safe vantage point.  KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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