Radar for last few hours looked like a ton of rain hit the Supes. Just noted a weather station in AJ at the foot of the Supes already at 2.54" for this morning.
In east Mesa we're already at 1.25" since 3 am.
Nice for us... not so much for flash flooding & erosion in the Supes.
I was at LaBarge Spring a couple days ago. There is a bit of undercutting going on along the wall of the high bank immediately below the spring, indicating that floods have swept the area recently. I could distinctly smell what can only be described as "wet ash" when walking across the drainage, accompanied by fine grey sooty mud.
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I would guess an animal needs to be pretty desperate to eat it-- it's full of ammonia. Though I know it decimates fish populations so I would drink any water in the Supes for a while. Maybe springs are fine-- but I'd stay away from filtering runoff.
"there is no love where there is no bramble."
I was observing red stain from the stuff used in the 2006 Brinns Fire on Wilson Mountain outside of Sedona in 2010 or 11, and while I haven't been back since I moved out to Kayenta, there's a chance it still remains on rocks and tree bark.