This is a crazy video of runoff from all the fires that have happened in the past few months. Now that it's finally raining, the ash is flowing into
the river and making it look like flowing tar. It's only part of the Rio Grande, and it seems to be primarily affecting Albuquerque and surrounding
areas right now. Still, it's pretty wild.
edit on 24-7-2011 by AnIntellectualRedneck because: (no reason given)
This is something that I never considered, that ash from a large fire would get into a river, and possibly into the water supply and into the water
that is used for farming.
What was interesting in the video, is where they mention that they are not sure what was used to put out the fire, so they are not sure what is in the
water. It seems like it would be easy to find out what kind of chemicals were used, but it does not sound good. Hope that there is enough water from
upstream to disperse that ash and whatever else is in the water.
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