Despite September’s historic rains and flooding in Northern Colorado the restoration work continues in the watersheds heavily damaged by 2012’s High Park Fire.
Flash flooding in areas scarred by the High Park Fire has increased concern over flooding, especially with the monsoon season forecast to begin in July.
President Obama signed a bill into law Tuesday that includes $65.5 million in Emergency Watershed Protection funding.
The U.S. Senate has slated $65.5 million of Emergency Watershed Protection funding for areas affected by last years’ deadly wildfires, including Colorado.
The U.S. Senate declined to consider an amendment introduced by Colorado Democratic Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet that would have provided emergency watershed restoration funding for areas of Colorado damaged by last year's wildfires.