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.

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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