Mesa County Burn Season

Starting this week and into mid April you may notice smoke in the air, but don't call the fire department just yet. That's because the Grand Valley Drainage District will be doing vegetation management.

They are responsible for maintaining 126 miles of drainage ditches which stretches from Palisade to Loma and from the Colorado river to the Grand Valley Canal.

With the uneven terrain of the ditches, they say burning is necessary. They're burning them under controlled conditions to avoid uncontrolled fires later in the summer. They work in conjunction with the fire department to ensure the safety of their employee's and the residents.


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