Following the Tubbs fire in 2017, concerns about water in Fountaingrove delayed rebuilding. This year’s Kincade fire will also affect local water supplies.
The Russian River provides water to more than 600,000 local residents; close to a million visitors use the river for recreation in the summer. Reporter Pamela Lorence visited Healdsburg last week to meet with the head of the nonprofit group Russian River Keeper. He told her how wildfires, like the Kincaid fire, affect the river and its watershed.
Find more on the aftermath of the Kincade Fire and resources for resiliency at norcalpublicmedia.org.