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Basalt Approves Federal, State Grants For Fire Cleanup

Mar 12, 2019

Credit Mike McMillan / Lake Christine Fire PIO

On Tuesday, Basalt approved state and federal grants that will help with flood prevention work in the wake of the Lake Christine Fire.

The National Resource Conservation Service is a federal agency that helps communities recover after natural disasters. It is committed to paying 75 percent of the $1.3 million cost to mitigate and prevent flooding. Some projects include grading steep slopes and building barriers to protect homes and roads from debris.

The state of Colorado will pay around $150,000 the rest is up to the Town of Basalt and Eagle County.

 

The Lake Christine Fire burned over 12,000 acres outside of Basalt and El Jebel during July of 2018.