Any cities near a burn scar are susceptible as more rain showers are moving toward
“There's always concerns after a fire,” said Shane Sorenson, Public Works Director and City Engineer for the City of Alpine. “Totally depends on what kind of weather you get.”
After mud and debris hit homes last year in Alpine, the city took steps this winter to help re-direct water coming off of mountains.
“We've got a million and a half dollars worth of projects,” said Sorenson.
Using a grant from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS,) Alpine has dug high bench ditches and installed pipes to re-direct the water coming off
“We don't really expect any issues until we get into thunderstorm season, so more in the July/August time frame,” said Sorenson.