Colorado Flood


Fri November 7, 2014
Colorado Flooding

Rocky Mountain National Park Gauges Public Opinion On Trail Restoration

The Twin Sisters Trail, September, 2013.
Rocky Mountain National Park

Four popular trails at Rocky Mountain National Park – the Lawn Lake and Ypsilon Lake, Alluvial Fan, Twin Sisters and Aspen Brook trails – were so damaged by Colorado's historic flooding, park rangers are preparing to repair or reroute them. The park is asking for the public's help in deciding which trail plans to go with.

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Thu October 30, 2014

State Officials: Trout Restoration Planning 'Ongoing' Since 2013 Floods

A view of state infrastructure destroyed by heavy rains, with some areas receiving as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period, during flood rescue and recovery operations in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 16, 2013.
DVIDSHUB Creative Commons

On the heels of a story published in the Coloradoan linking declining trout populations to road reconstruction after the 2013 floods, the Colorado Department of Transportation said it did not disregard the impact that repairs have on the natural environment, and the trout population.

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Tue October 28, 2014

The Rush To Rebuild Flood-Ravaged Roads Has Cost: Colorado Trout

Corey Heim, a native aquatic technician for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, holds a trout with another smaller trout in its mouth as he measures their length at the Big Thompson River Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014.
V. Richard Haro The Coloradoan

Colorado officials scrambled to reconnect dozens of destroyed roadways after September's 2013 floods — most notably U.S. Highways 34, 36 and Colorado State Highway 7. That rush to reconstruct had a price, according to a new article in the Fort Collins Coloradoan: Thousands of trout have left the St. Vrain, South St. Vrain the Big Thompson rivers.

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Sun October 12, 2014
Colorado Flood

A Year Later, Colorado Reflects On Flood Recovery Efforts

Permanent repairs are underway for the U.S. 34 bridge east of Greeley.
Credit Colorado United / Twitter

While construction and recovery efforts continue a year after Colorado’s epic 2013 flood, Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Recovery Office have released a report analyzing the progress made and lessons learned over everything from housing and infrastructure to environmental restoration efforts.

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Mon September 29, 2014
Weather Nerding

Climate Change Unlikely To Have Caused 2013 Colorado Floods

A car on a flooded road in Boulder during the 2013 September floods.
Dan Greenwood KUNC

After the extreme rains of 2013 hit Colorado, scientists wanted to know if the intense weather event was linked to climate change. After a year's worth of research, they have concluded that the unusual rain event was not made more likely or worsened by human-caused climate change.

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