Fire, flood at Seminole Springs create ‘pop-up’ forest with uncertain future

On the Trail

MUDDY WATERS— At right, the Seminole Springs reservoir was drained last year after rains delivered almost 6 feet of unwanted sediment to the bottom. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Before the Woolsey fire altered their surroundings, red-winged blackbirds had always gathered at dusk to roost amid the cattails that fringed the lake in the community of Seminole Springs in rural Agoura.

The little lake is gone now, its shallow depths buried in sediment and runoff debris that came blasting down ...

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