Boulder Creek

September 15, 2013--What caused deadly Colorado floods? (USA Today)

Colorado is no stranger to devastating and deadly flash floods, due to a lethal combination of geography and meteorology. When unusually heavy rain falls across the region, narrow canyons and steep mountains help funnel raging torrents of water down into the heavily populated foothills to the west and north of Denver.

September 14, 2013--Colorado floods: A by-the-numbers look at all that water (Denver Post)

The torrential rain and floods swamping vast swaths of Colorado have been described as "biblical" and bona fide 100-year storms, the kind that statistically are predicted just once a century. The numbers are staggering. Consider:

February 18, 2010--Denver Water extends Moffat EIS comment period (Sky-Hi Daily News)

Denver Water has allowed more time for public input on a project that would take more water from Summit and Grand counties in future years. The proposed Moffat Project would expand Gross Reservoir near Boulder by as much as 72,000 acre-feet. One acre-foot is equal to 325,851 gallons of water and supplies about two single-family households for a year.

August 4, 2009--Diesel spills into Boulder Creek (Boulder Daily Camera)

Emergency crews are cleaning up a 5-gallon oil spill that contaminated parts of Boulder Creek around Sixth Street on Tuesday.

December 26, 2008--More Colorado River water on tap for county (Boulder Daily Camera)

From where the town of Erie sits — on the flats at the very eastern edge of Boulder County — residents can see the snow stacked in the valleys near the Continental Divide, which melts to quench the thirst

July 9, 2008--Allard promotes Trinidad Lake, other projects (Pueblo Chieftain)

An appropriation of $1.29 million for Trinidad Lake is among $7 million in water or energy projects included in an appropriations bill at the request of U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo. Allard, a member of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced the appropriations Tuesday.

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