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Mocoa Columbia

This was sent to us by Connie Young, Co-Chairperson Fresno Earth Day Event:

This is a photo of a barrio of the town of Mocoa, the Colombian town that was inundated by mud last weekend.  The significance of the photo is that this particular barrio suffered relatively little damage and no one was hurt there  —  because of the presence of deliberate plantings of trees around the neighborhood.  Officials are already studying what happened with an eye to better conservation of the ecosystem of the river basin and, of course, flood prevention.

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