Historic Flooding

December 13, 2014--Boulder condo complex sees flood insurance premium skyrocket 14,000 percent (Daily Camera)

A condominium association representing residents of high-priced units in downtown Boulder has been hit with a flood insurance premium increase of 14,526 percent. The 22-residential-unit luxury condominium complex known as the Arete at 1095 Canyon Blvd.


May 20, 2014--Hickenlooper signs disaster relief legislation (Denver Post)

The state will pay the property taxes of individuals who lost their homes in Colorado floods or wildfires last year with legislation that Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law. The Democratic governor signed the proposal Saturday in Lyons, one of the places hardest hit by flooding. He also signed four other bills dealing with last year's disasters.


January 19, 2014--Federal disaster aid for Colorado flooding tops $245 million (North Forty News)

In the few months since heavy rains brought flooding to the area, Colorado survivors have received more than $245 million in federal recovery assistance. More than $214 million has come from disaster grants, flood insurance payments and low-interest disaster loans.


January 12, 2014--Colorado's flooded farmers, ranchers wait and worry as spring nears (Denver Post)

With Colorado's spring planting just weeks away, this year's early crops are threatened by a shortage of water after last year's late crops drowned in it. The slow response of government agencies tasked to help is proving to be a heavy weight on farmers and ranchers who say they are sinking fast.


January 7, 2014--Drought relief: Flood's slim silver lining (Coloradoan)

For the first time in four years, Northern Colorado is starting a new year completely drought-free. With snowpack and reservoir levels across the northern part of the state at or above their average levels for the start of January, climatologists say Coloradans can point to one major event as the source of drought relief — the devastating fall floods.


December 26, 2013--Colorado Legislature to take on rules in wake of historic floods (Coloradoan)

Destruction from September’s floods is prompting proposals that state lawmakers say are aimed at removing bureaucratic obstacles to expedite rebuilding efforts. Some of the proposals haven’t been finalized, but the legislative session that begins next month could see several bills in reaction to one of the worst disasters in state history.


December 19, 2013--GOCO to offer $5 million in grants to restore flood-ravaged parks, trails, open space (North Forty News)

To help flood-ravaged communities restore damaged or destroyed parks, trails and open spaces, Great Outdoors Colorado will provide up to $5 million in emergency grant funds, the GOCO board has announced. Communities in the 11 counties declared federal disaster areas after the flooding in mid September will be eligible to apply for the special GOCO grants starting next week.


December 12, 2013--Water Conservation Board donates $175K grant for flood study (Colorado Springs Business Journal)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board contributed a $175,000 grant to assist in studying methods of flood restoration and mitigation for two watersheds in the Pikes Peak region. The study will begin in January and focus on the restoration and protection of the Cheyenne Creek and Upper Fountain Creek watersheds, city officials explained Wednesday in a news release.


November 30, 2013--Boulder County flood losses: 337 structures worth $41M (Boulder Daily Camera)

September's historic flood destroyed a total of 337 structures on 313 properties in Boulder County, representing $41 million in market value, according to newly released data from the Assessor's Office. The county is waiving taxes on those ruined properties for Sept. 13 through the end of the year, meaning taxes won't be levied against a combined total of $12,367,815 in market value.


November 17, 2013--Dams, diversion damage lingers (Pueblo Chieftain)

The state is working on repairing a projected $2 billion damage to infrastructure caused by flooding in September. While roads, homes and other buildings were lost to raging waters, mainly in the northern part of the state, there was also severe damage to water structures.


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