The high park fire ran along the Poudre River contaminating the water with ash and other fire debris plus the drought we're in makes for a brutal combination with questions about what is going to happen to our water supply here in Northern Colorado.
But today, lawmakers from Weld and Larimer Counties spoke with Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet about how bad the conditions are and how they need some help.
The sound and sight of fire was all too familiar to Northern Colorado residents back in June and the sting of the High Park fire may be getting farther and farther in people's memories, but environmentalists say this is just the start
No matter where you go, water is a hot commodity, but it's especially important when the main source of drinking water the Poudre River and Horsetooth are contaminated with fire debris, and because of the drought we haven't had a whole lot of fresh water to wash out the old.
Lawmakers spoke to Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet at the Bellevue-Greeley water plant showing him the poor conditions of the water and asking what the federal government can do to help.
Those in attendance included the Mayor of Greeley, Tom Norton, Greeley's Director of Water Suppply, Jon Monson, and Suzanne Bassinger who is the designated high park fire recovery manager.
And although they all serve in different districts and counties, they all highlighted the importance of getting funds to help with water recovery.
The House is scheduled to vote on a Sandy Relief Fund Bill that would send money to disasters all around the country and Northern Colorado would get a good chunk of it.
But without that money, it could be even a longer road to recovery for the high park fire burn area.
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