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Heavy rains reveals fire damage on the mountain

Reported by: John Treanor
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Updated: 9/03/2013 4:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- It’s been weeks since the Carpenter One fire forever changed Mount Charleston but thanks to heavy rains we are seeing that fire damage along roads and neighborhoods in the valley.

The damage is extensive, made worse, in part, by the damage from Carpenter One but could any of it have been prevented and what can be done to stop it from happening again?
The answers to those questions might be found in a three-page report now on a desk in Washington

That report is the BAER team assessment which is the product of weeks of soil testing on the mountain.

The Burned Area Emergency Response team lists seven steps or plans to stop this from happening again beginning with construction.

Building storm drains as a way to channel what will be increased runoff along roads instead of on top and dumping 400 acres of mulch along burned mountain, absorbing 75 percent of the runoff from some storms.

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