Boulder planning for prescribed burn at Teller Lake

Deborah Swearingen, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.
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Feb. 23—Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and Boulder Fire-Rescue are planning a prescribed burn of cattails surrounding Teller Lake No. 5.

The burn, which is scheduled for some time between Wednesday and March 25 depending on conditions, is one of several planned for this year. Teller Lake No. 5 is east of Boulder at 95th Street and Valmont Road.

According to a news release from the city, burning cattails will help improve the delivery of irrigation water to agricultural fields.

"Dense stands of cattails increase water loss from ditches and reservoirs, reduce storage capacity and slow water delivery," the release states.

If weather conditions allow for the burn, residents, open space visitors and motorists will see smoke. Boulder Fire-Rescue will supervise the burning. Ignitions will begin after 9 a.m. and end before 3 p.m.

While burning, the north trailhead of Teller Farm, sections of East Boulder's Teller Farm Trail and White Rocks Trail likely will be closed.

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