Flooding

February 28, 2014--Drought watchers see mostly good news, bad here and there (Rocky Mountain PBS)

With the winter of 2013-14 winding its way toward the first day of spring on March 20, Colorado’s climatologists and wat


February 19, 2014--Los Angeles' vulnerability to future sea level rise projected (Science Daily)

In anticipation, a team from USC partnered with the City of Los Angeles to gauge the impact of the rising tides on local communities and infrastructure. The results, according to a report that was released today, are a mixed bag -- but at-risk assets can be protected by proactive planning and early identification of adaptation measures, according to the report's authors.


January 29, 2014--Uncertainty a big hurdle in Colorado climate planning (Climate Central)

The scope of the natural disasters has been devastating. In 2012, during one of the heights of a dry spell that has ravaged the state since 2002, the High Park Fire scorched more than 87,000 acres of foothills near Fort Collins, the state's fourth-largest city. The 18,200-acre Waldo Canyon Fire soon followed, turning Colorado Springs, the state's second-largest city, into a disaster zone.


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 18, 2014--Drought, flood & controversy (Grand Junction Free Press)

Colorado experienced a fair amount of tumult and controversy related to water in 2013. We entered the year facing an epic drought, which then dissipated. Epic floods on the Front Range in September inflicted significant damage to water infrastructure. And epic amounts of indignation flared as the U.S.


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.