Fuel moisture key for predicting wildfire

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Fuel moisture key for predicting wildfire

Drought has dangerously dried out forests
Vince Mowery, a fuels specialist with the San Juan National Forest, weighs samples of vegetation collected at Boggy Draw, north of Dolores.
Jim Mimiaga/The JournalSan Juan National Forest fuels supervisor VInce Mowery checks the fuel moisture level of a ponderosa pine in the Boggy Draw area.
Jim Mimiaga/The JournalFuels supervisor VInce Mowery takes an oak brush sample for fuel moisture testing in the San Juan National Forest.
Courtesy San Juan National ForestA fuel moisture graph shows 2020 conditions are below the 19-year avareage in the San Juan National Forest.

Fuel moisture key for predicting wildfire

Vince Mowery, a fuels specialist with the San Juan National Forest, weighs samples of vegetation collected at Boggy Draw, north of Dolores.
Jim Mimiaga/The JournalSan Juan National Forest fuels supervisor VInce Mowery checks the fuel moisture level of a ponderosa pine in the Boggy Draw area.
Jim Mimiaga/The JournalFuels supervisor VInce Mowery takes an oak brush sample for fuel moisture testing in the San Juan National Forest.
Courtesy San Juan National ForestA fuel moisture graph shows 2020 conditions are below the 19-year avareage in the San Juan National Forest.
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