Wildfires threaten water supplies through sedimentation
September 14, 2007

It may be surprising, but one of the biggest problems facing Denver's water supply this year has been fire. Forest fires are doing considerable damage by clogging collection pipes with debris and releasing lots of sediment into reservoirs. The sediment is a result of runoff that follows thunderstorms dropping rains on scorched lands. These situations are a good example of an application for turbidity curtains, which can help reduce the impact of runoff sediments, whether in reservoirs and lakes or in moving streams and rivers. Contact us for more information on turbidity barriers.

last revised September 2007