Tour examines drought’s impacts in La Plata County

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Tour examines drought’s impacts in La Plata County

Flare-up in 416 Fire burn scar shows power of parched conditions
Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne listens to several speakers on Monday on County Road 201 as they discuss the 416 Fire, its aftermath and the conditions that led to it during a drought tour of La Plata County.
Al Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, talks to a group on Monday during a tour of drought conditions in La Plata County. The tour stopped on County Road 201 to examine the 416 Fire burn area.
Tom Compton of Durango looks at a jar of sludge on Monday during a 2018 tour of drought conditions in La Plata County. Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata County Office of Emergency Management, collected the sludge from the Animas River.

Tour examines drought’s impacts in La Plata County

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne listens to several speakers on Monday on County Road 201 as they discuss the 416 Fire, its aftermath and the conditions that led to it during a drought tour of La Plata County.
Al Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, talks to a group on Monday during a tour of drought conditions in La Plata County. The tour stopped on County Road 201 to examine the 416 Fire burn area.
Tom Compton of Durango looks at a jar of sludge on Monday during a 2018 tour of drought conditions in La Plata County. Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata County Office of Emergency Management, collected the sludge from the Animas River.

Tour examines drought’s impacts in La Plata County

Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne listens to several speakers on Monday on County Road 201 as they discuss the ongoing 416 Fire, its aftermath and the conditions that led to it during a drought tour of La Plata County.
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