Flooding

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


July 25, 2013--Flooding concerns rise after West Fork fires (Monte Vista Journal)

With things beginning to return to normal after the lifting of evacuations and road closures because of the West Fork Fire Complex, danger remains in the Valley. The public is encouraged not to become complacent.


July 17, 2013--Teams assess post-fire flooding threats (Alamosa Courier)

While the West Fork Complex Fire cools under rainy summer skies; flash floods and debris flows become a growing threat to both property owners and natural resources.


July 1, 2013--Global warming may drive more active La Niña pattern (Summit Voice)

Climate scientists have long suspected that global warming has an influence on the Pacific Ocean El Niño- La Niña cycle (El Niño-Southern Oscillation), but instrumental records tracking the shift between above- and below average sea surface temperatures don’t go back far enough to provide context for any recent changes in the pattern.


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