Big Leroux Spring is considered to be headwaters of the Rio de Flag located off Snowbowl Road on slopes of San Francisco Peaks, Coconino National Forest, north of Flagstaff
Guided Hike at Leroux Springs
Guide: Shannon Clark, retired Forest Service Civil Engineer
Thursday, July 6th at 5:30pm
Meet at Leroux Springs Parking Area
Leroux Springs has long been an important source of flow for the Rio de Flag, but military expeditions in the 1850s led to its flows being captured for drinking water.
Join us on Thursday, July 6th for a guided hike of Leroux Springs with Shannon Clark. Shannon, a retired Forest Service civil engineer, has worked with the springs for the past 40 years in monitoring flows and operating the related drinking water systems which serve some Forest Service facilities. Hikers will learn about the spring and its current condition.
We look forward to seeing you for this interesting hike! Meet at 5:30pm at the Leroux Springs trailhead. Directions from Flagstaff available here.
Join Jack in June for his Walk into Summer series . Find the schedule with details here!
Associated Press • June 5, 2017 • S
(AP) — Flagstaff officials say $1 million provided by the federal government will be used for design work and related preparations for the Rio de Flag flood control project.
Officials say the funding from the Army Corps of Engineers will allow the city to acquire land for the project and proceed with final design and other steps.
According to city officials, Rio de Flag is a “critical infrastructure project” needed to reduce the risk of significant flooding and avoid damage to 1,500 structures.
Officials also say completion of the project would eliminate requirements for flood insurance. The estimated total cost of the project is $90 million, with more than half that amount still unfunded.
To view this article online, please visit the AZ Daily Sun.
The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Rio de Flag will request to hold a stakeholder position in the design of the final flood control project and in review of this design. We will keep members and the public engaged through blog postings on our website, Facebook communications, and email messages (if you would like to receive email notifications, please sign up here).
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