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USGS Says Cinder Lake Adequate for Floodwater

  A federal study funded by Coconino County determined Cinder Lake, a dry volcanic cinder bed capable of storing 3,960 acre-feet of water, is adequate to contain floodwater from the 2010 Schultz Fire burn area. Results from the Cinder Lake Study, compiled by hydrologists and scientists with the US Geological Survey, substantiate that Cinder Lake […]

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State of Emergency Declaration Bring Cash to County

Governor Jan Brewer today signed a Declaration of Emergency in support of Coconino County response, recovery and mitigation efforts to protect property and infrastructure in the Schultz Flood area.   The declaration was signed in response to a heavy monsoon rainstorm that dropped more than 1 inch of rain within 15 minutes in the Timberline, […]

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Weather Radios Urged for Schultz Flood Residents

As recent rain events have shown, a little rain can go a long way in Timberline and other Coconino County neighborhoods affected last year by the Schultz Flood. That’s why the County is offering a free NOAA weather alert radio to residents in areas prone to flooding. The NOAA weather alert radio emits an alert signal […]

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County Closing Intersections in Schultz Flood Area

Due to heavy flooding in the Schultz Flood area, Coconino County has closed two road intersections in the Timberline neighborhood.  While the majority of roads in the Timberline neighborhood remain open and passable, Valley Drive and Crestview Driveintersections at Campbell Avenue will be closed to allow for crews to excavate and construct box culverts in the area. The Coconino County Public Works department […]

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State Offering Flood Prevention Funding

Properties impacted by flooding downstream of the Schultz Fire burn area, may see the benefits from state financial assistance. Governor Jan Brewer today announced plans to allocate $305,000 to Coconino County to aid in its recovery from flood damage caused by the Schultz Fire of June 2010, as well as to mitigate future flood damage […]

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Schultz Fire Flood Area Study Released

Coconino County recently received the results of an in-depth Hydraulics Study of the Schultz Fire/Flood area.  The Hydraulics Study was conducted to understand the expected routes, depth and velocity of flood water under various storm events.  The study reveals over 300 homes are at high hazard risk due to deep water and/or high velocity of water.  The homes at high […]

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Plan for Restoring Northern Arizona’s Forests

There is no question that forest fires can leave devastation and great economic loss after they are extinguished. Last year’s fires near Flagstaff cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and the aftermath caused a significant amount of flooding near Doney Park. That is why several community leaders, environmentalists, scientists, and state forest service officials are hammering […]

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Update On Schultz Flood Mitigation Efforts

At their Regular Board meeting, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors listened to presentations by County staff on current Schultz Flood mitigation efforts. The development of the Drainage Master Plan, specifically for the Schultz Flood area, continues to be a top priority, along with the development of a supporting funding plan and an update of […]

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