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(July 1 - July 11, 2012).
Local National Weather Service Climate Coop Stations
(July 1 - July 11, 2012 Rainfall Totals).
Flooding dumps ash, silt into water source-
"Once a fishing and camping retreat among cool Ponderosa pines, Bonito Lake today is filled with silt and ash from the Little Bear Fire and is no longer viable as a drinking water source for the city of Alamogordo.
The odor of charred trees and rotting fish permeates the air.
"The lake is ruined," Justin King said. "It will take several years of major dredging to correct this. It's holding more than 40 feet of silt."
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