Flooding

September 23, 2013--Colorado launching massive emergency dam inspection progam (Denver Post)

Colorado is undertaking the largest emergency dam inspection program in state history, seeking to check 200 dams in 10 days, mostly along the South Platte River and its tributaries. All of Colorado's high-hazard dams, which likely would kill people if they fail, withstood the recent record rainfall.


September 21, 2013--Winter snow, not summer rain, defines a drought (Colorado Springs Gazette)

Although recent storms have dumped enough water on some areas of Colorado to set off major flooding, the state is still a long way from escaping lingering drought. "There will be some improvement across the area, but we are still well below norma


September 20, 2013--Massive rainfall alleviates drought (ourcoloradonews.com)

For the past few years the state has been in a drought and the last two summers it has experienced devastating wild land fires and record breaking temperatures. But that drought came to an end in a matter of days for parts of Colorado as rain pummeled the Front Range causing devastating flash flooding in 17 counties.


September 19, 2013--Property loss from floods estimated at $2 billion (Denver Business Journal)

The damage to property from flooding in Colorado is estimated to be almost $2 billion, Reuters reports, citing data from the catastrophe modeling firm Eqecat Inc. The anticipated losses for residential property are close to $900 million, and most of those losses are uninsured. Damage to commercial and government property, including roads and bridges, account for $1 billion in losses.


September 18, 2013--Water has receded, but not the crisis for flooded Colorado (Los Angeles Times)

Even as flooding recedes, Colorado is reeling. Communities up and down the state's Front Range remain isolated by washed-out roads, stranded by rushing creeks and without water and power. By Tuesday morning more than 3,000 people had been rescued in Boulder and Larimer counties, the areas hit the hardest by the flooding, officials said.


September 17, 2013--Recent rains don’t diminish worries about water supplies (Produce News)

Monsoonal flows, which began in July, were well-received by Colorado residents and agricultural producers.


September 15, 2013--Severe flooding in Colorado linked to global warming (Environmental News Network)

According to local meteorologists, what happened in Colorado was made worse by climate change. How? To find the connection, we have to look back at the opposite of wet — the very, very dry weather that's become all too common in the Centennial State.


September 14, 2013--Flooding forces people to evacuate across N.M.(Durango Herald)

Heavy rain pushed previously drought-stricken rivers from their banks and flooded streets and mountain canyons across New Mexico on Friday, forcing evacuations from Las Vegas to the U.S.-Mexico border.


September 12, 2013--Colorado flood: Front Range floodwaters kill three, drench homes (Denver Post)

Drop by drop by drop, historic rainfall across a 150-mile expanse of Colorado's Front Range turned neighborhood streams into rampaging torrents that claimed at least three lives and continued to flood homes and destroy roads into the night. Heavy rain returned to the region Thursday evening, threatening an equally disastrous Friday.


August 14, 2013--San Miguel County announces new floodplain regulations (Telluride Watch)

Starting October, major changes to the national floodplain insurance program will impact the owners of residential and commercial properties in Telluride and San Mi


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