Colorado Flood

9:11am

Fri November 15, 2013
Colorado Flood

A Post-Flood Race To Re-Channel Left Hand Creek

Post-flood, the now nearly dry Left Hand Creek bed shows the effects of the ammount of water that poured through.
Jim Hill KUNC

In Colorado, farmers are scrambling to recover from September’s flooding. The waters decimated miles of roadway, cut off entire towns and moved rivers. Now there’s a race against time to put these rivers back in their original place before planting season begins.

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7:38am

Fri November 15, 2013
Housing

Colorado Floods Put Strain On Available Rental Housing

capl_@_washjeff.edu Creative Commons

September’s floods have increased the pressure on an already-tight rental housing market along Colorado’s Front Range. Even before the disaster forced many displaced home owners to seek rental housing, apartments were scarce and rents have been rising for several years.

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6:16am

Thu November 14, 2013
Colorado Flood

Colorado Flood Offers Data Goldmine To Scientists

State Climatologist Nolan Doesken works in his Fort Collins office.
Grace Hood KUNC

The rainfall that led to September’s floods in Colorado has been described as “biblical.” State Climatologist Nolan Doesken is trying to quantify that description.

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1:03pm

Wed November 13, 2013
Agriculture

Hefty Flood Costs Weigh On Colorado Farmers

On September 23rd, not long after the flood waters receded from his farmland outside LaSalle, Colo., Glenn Werning spent the day getting drenched, fermenting corn out of a silo.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Farmers and ranchers are tallying just how expensive September’s flooding will be for Colorado’s agriculture economy. Estimates are quickly adding up to tens of millions of dollars.

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3:57pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Colorado Flood

Flood Damage On U.S. Forest Service Land Approaches $17 Million

Camp Dick Campground on the Boulder Ranger District during the flood.
U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service has released initial infrastructure damage estimates from the September floods. 232 roads, 70 trails, 4 bridges and 42 facilities were damaged—adding up to almost $17 million in repairs needed.

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