From the High Timber Times (Gabrielle Porter):
Strontia Springs Reservoir, at the mouth of Waterton Canyon, is also just downstream from the area affected by the Lower North Fork Fire, and crews from the company went to the burn site April 5 to start examining streams’ water quality, said spokesman Joe Sloan. The crews are looking for ash and sediment from the more recent fire; ash can cause a bad taste or smell in drinking water. “Today’s the first day we’ve been allowed up onto the Denver Water property,” Sloan said April 5. “We always have a team of folks from our water labs … monitoring.”[…]
Sloan said he didn’t know how soon crews would know about any possible contamination.