Flooding

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.


September 23, 2013--Future of Colorado tied to water and weather (Telluride Watch)

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources, I am part of a group that is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting our


September 23, 2013--Fall arrives with a deluge (Durango Herald)

Similar to what happened just four days ago in Southwest Colorado, severe rain and hailstorms closed off streets and highways around Durango and La Plata County. The storms came almost simultaneously with the onset of fall, which officially began Sunday at 2:44 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Flooding and mud slides brought destruction and confusion to the area.


September 23, 2013--Colorado oil and gas field flooding: A tally of oil spills so far (Denver Post)

More than 17,000 acres were swamped in the Colorado floods that swept through the Denver-Julesburg Basin — one of the most intensively drilled fields in the U.S. — leaving oils spills dotting the area. In the basin, there are 20,500 active wells in Weld County, 321 in Boulder County, 253 in Larimer County.


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.


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