• Preparing for floods, droughts and water shortages by working with, rather than against, Nature

    2 monthes ago - By National Geographic

    As I wound my way up Poudre Canyon in northern Colorado, the river flowed toward the plains below, glistening in the midday sun. It ran easy and low, as it normally does as the autumn approaches, with the snowmelt long gone. I was struck by the canyon's beauty, but also by the blackened soils and charred tree trunks that marred the steep mountains all around. They were legacies, I realized, of the High Park Fire that had burned more than 135 square miles of forest during the previous year's drought.
    It was September 7, 2013, and my family and I were heading to my niece's wedding. Tara and...
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