South Canyon should be reseeded this fall |

South Canyon should be reseeded this fall

Dear Editor,

This is in reference to the Coal Seam Fire in South Canyon. It’s going to be a few years before there will be anything to burn on the city of Glenwood’s 3,000 acres in South Canyon. The $125,000 state grant to study putting out the South Canyon Mine No. 1 underground fire would be better used to reseed the city property this fall.

Only one-third of the city property has scrub oak coming back. The topsoil that grows grass and plants is eroding, and there will be nothing to hold the sludge from going into the Colorado River forever.

Vulcan Mountain and Storm King Mountain are very steep, but grass came back after they were reseeded the same years of the Glenwood City Dump Fire and the Storm King Fire.

South Canyon will pollute the Colorado River for Silt, Rifle, Grand Junction and Lake Powell if Glenwood’s property in South Canyon is not reseeded this fall. This drainage is huge and very close to the Colorado River.

Winifred Richardson

Glenwood Springs

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