Flooding http://www.kunc.org en Latest Oil Spill In Poudre Raises Questions About Sites Near Rivers http://www.kunc.org/post/latest-oil-spill-poudre-raises-questions-about-sites-near-rivers <p>After a Noble Energy storage tank that spilled 178 barrels -- about 7,500 gallons -- of oil into the Poudre River was discovered June 20, questions arose about how vulnerable some oil and gas facilities are to flood damage.</p><p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has <a href="http://cogcc.state.co.us/Announcements/Hot_Topics/Flood2013/FinalStaffReportLessonsLearned20140314.pdf">estimated [.pdf]</a> that "more than 5,900 oil and gas wells lie within 500 feet of a Colorado waterway that is substantial enough to be named."</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:13:17 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58136 at http://www.kunc.org Latest Oil Spill In Poudre Raises Questions About Sites Near Rivers Colorado Had A Great Snowpack Year, In Some Cases Really Great http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-had-great-snowpack-year-some-cases-really-great <p>Skiing across Colorado’s high country was exceptional in 2014, with some resorts reporting more than 300 inches of snow. All that snow translated to an above-average snowpack.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:09:43 +0000 Nathan Heffel 58117 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Had A Great Snowpack Year, In Some Cases Really Great Officials Urge Caution Around Raging Rivers http://www.kunc.org/post/officials-urge-caution-around-raging-rivers <p>As temperatures rise, many flock to rivers and streams to cool off. Northern Colorado safety officials are urging “extreme caution” as rivers swell from their banks with <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/weathernews/ci_25907095/colorado-snow-pack-is-nearly-double-its-normal">higher-than-average snowpack</a>. In the span of two weeks, three have died in the Poudre River due to the unsafe conditions.</p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:30:30 +0000 Grace Hood 57461 at http://www.kunc.org Officials Urge Caution Around Raging Rivers Floodwaters In Greeley Starting To Drop, Leaving Damage Behind http://www.kunc.org/post/floodwaters-greeley-starting-drop-leaving-damage-behind <p>High water continues to move through Greeley, although Greeley officials say current river levels have dropped slightly since Tuesday afternoon. Several roads in and around Greeley remain closed, and all <a href="http://gis3.greeleygov.com/Html5Viewer/Index.html?configBase=http://gis3.greeleygov.com/Geocortex/Essentials/REST/sites/Floodplain/viewers/Mobile/virtualdirectory/Resources/Config/Default" target="_blank">voluntary evacuation notices</a> remain in effect. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:42:50 +0000 Erin OToole 57369 at http://www.kunc.org Floodwaters In Greeley Starting To Drop, Leaving Damage Behind As Water Rises, Greeley Officials Keep Close Eye On Poudre River http://www.kunc.org/post/water-rises-greeley-officials-keep-close-eye-poudre-river <p>Some Greeley residents got a surprise Sunday night as the Greeley Fire Department initiated reverse-911 phone calls giving notice of voluntary evacuations near the Poudre River.</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:45:42 +0000 Erin OToole & Grace Hood 57283 at http://www.kunc.org As Water Rises, Greeley Officials Keep Close Eye On Poudre River