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$24M In Restoration Work ID’d At High Park Fire

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A report on impacts from the High Park Fire in northern Colorado recommends an estimated $24 million in work to restore burned areas.

Some work could qualify for federal funds, but it’s not yet clear who will provide the rest.

The report released Thursday was by a Burned Area Emergency Response team of federal, state and local specialists. It says work is needed to reduce damage from debris left by the 136-square-mile wildfire, clear water channels, and expand culverts on roads to reduce flooding. It says burned trees that could fall on trails or roads need to be cut. Mulching is planned for some areas to prevent erosion.

The Colorado Department of Transportation also plans possible rock scaling to prevent more rockslides on Colorado Highway 14 through Poudre Canyon.

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