Posted: 8/10/2017 - 10:49 am
Aerial seeding of the Frye Fire began yesterday as part of the implementation of the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER). Approximately 180 acres were accomplished before the flying operation was shut down due to unfavorable weather conditions. The operation began again today and will continue until the project is completed. The airplane being used for this project is an AT-802 Air Tractor capable of carrying approximately 6,000 pounds of seeding material to be broadcast over the fire area. Since the majority of the area being seeded on the fire exceeds 8,000 feet, the load has been reduced to improve the performance of the aircraft at the higher altitudes.
Road stabilization work is...
Posted: 8/8/2017 - 2:42 pm
For Immediate Release. The Coronado National Forest and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) are working together to ensure the survival of the current highway bridge at Wet Canyon on SR-366 (Swift Trail). This highway is the only road access to the high country in the Pinaleno Mountains (Mt. Graham and other high-country areas). An active monsoon season has resulted in extreme flooding events from areas burned during the recent Frye Fire. Floodwaters and debris have exceeded the capacity of the area around and between the existing and old culvert/bridge at Wet Canyon. This has damaged the current highway bridge and threatens one of the foundations. Loss of a foundation will result...
Posted: 8/8/2017 - 11:46 am
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing an Ozone High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Maricopa County, effective Tuesday and Wednesday, August 8-9, 2017. This HPA is due to ozone levels expected to accumulate enough to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.
People most affected by ozone include children, senior citizens, people who work or exercise outdoors and people with pre-existing respiratory disease. Ozone can irritate the respiratory system, aggravate asthma and reduce the immune system’s ability to fight off respiratory infections. Ozone-related health problems include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea, and throat and lung...
Posted: 8/7/2017 - 3:52 pm
The recent flows from summer monsoon rains have eroded embankments at a number of locations within Nogales Wash, exposing and threatening critical infrastructure and property. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) is working to stabilize banks along the Nogales Wash.
The Arizona Department of Transportation delivered 70, 20-foot sections of concrete barrier to assist in the erosion mitigation along the banks of the Nogales Wash.
The Arizona Army National Guard's 253rd Engineering Battalion plans to send nearly two dozen Soldiers and heavy equipment to conduct engineer related training in coordination with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The...
Posted: 8/4/2017 - 5:12 pm
In the past two months, three animals have tested positive for rabies virus in eastern Pinal County.In response to this rise in rabies cases, Pinal County's Animal Care and Control Department will host a community meeting on Monday, August 14, at the Oracle Justice Court, 1470 North Justice Drive, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM."The...