monsoons http://knau.org en Despite Heavier Monsoons, Flagstaff's Water Supply is Still Low. http://knau.org/post/despite-heavier-monsoons-flagstaffs-water-supply-still-low <p>Despite a wet monsoon season, Flagstaff is still in a drought.</p><p>The low water level has the city water department waiting for next spring.</p><p>Brad Hill,&nbsp;Director of Utilities for the City of Flagstaff reports that&nbsp;Upper Lake Mary is currently at 23% of its full capacity.</p><p>Hill says the 5-year-average at this time of year is 49%.</p><p>Lake Mary supplies about half of Flagstaff&rsquo;s water supply, the other half coming from aquifers.</p><p>Hill says the lake isn&rsquo;t filling because the forests soak up the water. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:38:39 +0000 Sierra Eckert 18652 at http://knau.org Despite Heavier Monsoons, Flagstaff's Water Supply is Still Low. Monsoons are Causing Flooding in the Wallow Fire Burn Area http://knau.org/post/monsoons-are-causing-flooding-wallow-fire-burn-area <p>Officials in northeastern Arizona say more than a week of consistent rain is causing flooding downstream of the Wallow Fire burn area.&nbsp;The flooding has forest officials and residents on alert.</p><p>Last summer, the Wallow Fire became the largest wildfire in state history after it burned nearly 540 thousand acres and destroyed dozens of homes in Arizona and New Mexico. &nbsp;Now, officials say monsoon rains are causing flash flooding in some of the scarred areas downstream of the burn.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:52:00 +0000 Gillian Ferris 17289 at http://knau.org