Slash pit

Good morning folks,
A resident from SLP contacted the Jemez Ranger District to open the slash pit. Thanks to his efforts, the USFS is opening the Thompson Ridge slash pit on Saturday, July 14th for residue slash from the wind event. In order to be allowed in, you must call the Jemez Office to discuss particulars and acquire a permit.

Eleni Fredlund

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Important Forest Service Information

Today, June 22nd, the Walatowa will start harvesting the downed trees on Forest Service land around SLP. The Forest Service wishes SLP residence to know that the Walatowa has been given the go ahead and has the permits and permission to proceed with the removal of these downed fuels, and that there will be chain saws and other heavy equipment in use around SLP.

System 1 Emergency Water Outage --- UPDATE 2

We are happy to report, today we were able to locate, excavate, and isolate the System 1 water to a point where we can claim a "normal" operation point.

What we hope this means is a Sys 1 normal water pressure for the remainder of the weekend (without the ups and downs of the generator powered well).

Monday we will plan on our normal contractor completing the necessary rework of a leaking blow down pipe assembly. Some interruption of System 1 could be possible.

The following volunteers have been extremely helpful:

System 1 Emergency Water Outage --- UPDATE 1

Units 1, 3 and 10 (on the north side of the valley) will remain isolated tonight and perhaps throughout the weekend from our normal storage tank area.

The Hovenweep well is being operated from our generator. We will probably run the generator until "bedtime" tonight, then start again tomorrow morning.

System 1 Emergency Water Outage

Please be advised we have a water leak in the area connecting Units 1 and 2.

We have isolated so Unit 2 (& all areas served south of the valley) should have water.

Units 1, 3 and 10 (on the north side of the valley) will be out of water for an unknown amount of time. Some water may be available from the Hovenweep well if we can successfully connect the generator. Gasoline may be needed for the generator.

We are in the process of troubleshooting, calling contractors, etc.

Please conserve water and thanks for your patience.

Rain Coming

More information regarding approaching weather attached.

From Chief Lee Taylor

Valles Caldera fire

Lightning-Caused Fire Starts in Valles Caldera Backcountry

JUNE 14, 2018

Jemez Springs, NM — The San Antonio Fire began earlier this afternoon on Valles Caldera National Preserve. The lightning-caused fire has burned over 100 acres in the northwest corner of the preserve. Fire crews are working on the ground and in the air to suppress the fire burning in ponderosa pine and Douglas fir stands.

Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
252 PM MDT Sat Jun 9 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SUNDAY AFTERNOON UNTIL EARLY EVENING FOR THE
NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND PLATEAU, NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND
NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS DUE TO STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

Santa Fe National Forest To Implement Forest-wide Closure Order June 1

SANTA FE, NM – May 30, 2018 – For Immediate Release.

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement a forest-wide closure order at 8:00 a.m. this Friday, June 1, 2018, prohibiting public access to the 1.6 million-acre forest. Fire danger on the SFNF remains very high to extreme due to acute drought conditions. The closure order will remain in effect until the forest receives significant moisture and conditions have improved.

This weeks weather briefing

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