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By Tammy Jordan
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Flood and wildfire threats recurring concerns in the Lincoln Valley

 

Roger Dey

Smoke from the Park Creek fire ignition in 2017 pours into the Lincoln Valley. Conditions in the forest, particulalry the amount of dead and down timber, hampered inital attack on the fire, which grew to more than 17,000 acres.

As Lincoln heads into May and June, flooding and fires are crucial topics, and preparation is key for either scenario.

At this point, it doesn't look like Lincoln will be facing any flooding issues, but weather conditions can change that at any time. Flooding can occur if heavy rains are present for two to three days at a couple of inches per day.

Lincoln Fire Chief Zach Muse recommends prepa...



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