From Fire to Floods: A Coming Danger for the Bay Area?

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Firefighters set a backfire to protect houses in Adobe Canyon during the Nuns Fire on October 15, 2017 near Santa Rosa, California.  (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

The Bay Area had a light rain this past Thursday night. That's great news for firefighting efforts, but it's also a reminder that floods and mudslides pose a danger for fire-ravaged areas. Forum discusses possibilities for floods and mudslides when harder rains arrive, and we'll also talk about whether toxic runoff from the fires could endanger water resources.

Guests:
Mike Mierzwa,
lead flood management planner, California Department of Water Resources
Matt St. John, executive officer, North Coast Regional Water Board

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