It's bad enough that a wind blown dust layer speeds up snowmelt,now we have forrest fire season starting early. 3000 acres torched near Foxton so far. It ,or other fires to come, could interfere with boating on the few dam controlled , thus more reliable in low water years, runs on the southern Front Range. Foxton is not far from Bailey. Road access to Bailey, Waterton ,Deckers, Cheeseman,and Elevenmile could be denied in a worst case scenario.Remember the Hayman Burn and Buffalo Creek fires?
Other problems are; fire bans that make camping less fun , increased wood in the river,gnarly ash water [ So .Platte ran charcoal grey after Hayman ] , susceptibility to flash floods in watershed in aftermath,and of course enviromental degradation . Many other areas in the region are drier than normal too . We need some snow or rain bad !