Flooding

HISTORIC FLOODS!!!

Historically heavy September rains across parts of Colorado’s Front Range were called ‘biblical’ by the National Weather Service.

October 11, 2013--What exactly is a 1,000-year rainfall? (Denver Post)

Do you know how to make a meteorologist squirm? Ask for hard numbers immediately after a flood or a big rainfall, especially something like the September deluge that drenched many parts of Colorado's Front Range with 10 inches of rain in just a few days.

October 8, 2013--Protecting Colorado's water future (Journal Advocate)

The recent flooding in northeast Colorado has drawn our attention to the importance of planning for uncertainty, especially when it comes to water. Whether one lives on the West Slope, the Eastern Plains or the Front Range, water is what makes Colorado's productive farms and ranches, our thriving recreational industry, our beautiful environment and our vibrant cities possible.


October 7, 2013--Heavy rain that caused flooding in September also greatly eased drought conditions (9 News)

Rain described as "unprecedented" by Denver Water has filled area reservoirs to levels well above the average for this time of year. Water levels in the reservoirs that serve Denver Water customers are up almost 20 percent from this time last year. "The amount of rain and increase in reservoir storage was unprecedented for September.


October 3, 2013--Relocating rivers? Water providers, officials facing rare challenge (Greeley Tribune)

Water officials and water providers face a rare predicament following last month’s historic flood.


September 26, 2013--Colorado flooding was 'unprecedented' (USA today)

Some of the flooding that ravaged Colorado earlier this month was "unprecedented," according to a preliminary assessment issued by government and university scientists Wednesday. The report was prepared by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colo.


September 24, 2013--South Platte River expected to rise about 2 feet near Kersey (7 News)

A flood warning is in effect for the Kersey area in Weld County Tuesday. The South Platte River is forecast to rise about two feet as water from Sunday's rain continues to move down the river and its tributaries, the National Weather Service said. The flood warning continues through Tuesday evening to late Tuesday night, or until the water level flows below flood stage.