Flooding

November 12, 2013--Report on climate change depicts a planet in peril (Los Angeles Times)

Climate change will disrupt not only the natural world but also society, posing risks to the world's economy and the food and water supply and contributing to violent conflict, an international panel of scientists says. The warnings came in a report drafted by the United Nations-backed


November 9, 2013--Will Obama's climate preparation order force flood planners into the future? (High Country News)

It's been over a month since rain-swollen creeks tore through roads and flooded homes in Colorado's Front Range. While the camera crews have long since gone home, the disaster isn't over for families who suffered property damage. Of the 20,000 single-family homes in the Boulder area, only 3,504 had flood insurance in one of the highest ratios in Colorado.


November 7, 2013--Warming report sees dangerous future (Durango Herald)

Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies.


November 6, 2013--Watering holes (Huff Post)

Climate change provokes not just water rising up over our heads but emotional flooding as well.


November 2, 2013--Farmers struggling after flooding (9 News)

Harvests are late and water systems are damaged as farmers around Colorado struggle after September's flooding. "Some of the frustration now is, in the wake of this disaster, there's not as much attention being given to the crisis that the agriculture sector is facing," said Adrian Card with the Colorado State University Extension.


October 31, 2013--Tipton urges more storage (Pueblo Chieftain)

More storage is needed to prevent flooding and provide certainty for Western agriculture during droughts, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said Tuesday. “Without the ability to store the water that falls on Colorado’s slopes, the West as we know it would not exist,” Tipton said during a House water and power subcommittee hearing.


October 24, 2013--Colorado Water Conservation Board making $40 million available for flood recovery loans (Boulder Daily Camera)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board has freed up $40 million in funds for low-interest loans to help irrigators and other water users start repairing systems damaged by the flooding that hit the state in September. The board had designated $15 million earlier this month, but this week added $25 million to that figure.


October 16, 2013--Colorado flood response declared a top priority for state lawmakers (Denver Post)

Nearly a month in steps are being taken on the long road to Colorado’s recovery from September’s floods that tore through roads, towns, homes and lives. In response, the Colorado legislature announced a 12-member bipartisan Flood Disaster Study Committee Wednesday. Senate Democrats appointed Sen. Jeanne Nicholson of Gilpin County, Sen. John Kefalas of Fort Collins and Sen.


October 16, 2013--‘We’ve been punched in the face’ (Pueblo Chieftain)

Colorado has suffered through drought, wildfires and floods in the six months since Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered up a state water plan. While simply having a plan would not have prevented any of it, state response might have improved if a plan were in hand. “We know the plan isn’t a silver bullet.


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