Upper South Platte: Recovery from the Hayman burn

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From the Denver Post (Charlie Meyers): “Soon it will be seven years since fires ravaged the South Platte River basin in the vicinity of Cheesman Reservoir, less than a flicker in geologic time, but a small eternity for enthusiasts waiting for the river’s recovery.

“Strong 2008 flows from a heavy snowpack moved a considerable amount of the sediment washed down from steep, fire-scorched slopes. This scouring action proved particularly effective in the lower reaches of Cheesman Canyon and in the extended runs downstream through the hamlet of Deckers.”

More Coyote Gulch coverage here.

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