Schultz fire

KNAU and Arizona News
6:02 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Timberline Residents Hold Their Breath and Try to Work Together to Deal with Future Flooding

An air support tanker flies over the Schultz Fire, 6/20/10
Brady Smith USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.

As much of Northern Arizona holds its breath waiting for rain, residents in the Timberline neighborhood are not as hopeful.

This summer’s monsoon season could bring more devastating floods.

Coconino County and the Forest Service have plans to build channels to keep mud and floodwaters from damaging homes.

But, these plans depend on approval of all homeowners, and not everyone is falling in line.

After the 2010 Schultz Fire burned 15,000 hillside  acres northeast of Flagstaff, residents in Timberline are all too familiar with summer flooding.

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