Environment

2:41pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Environment

Following Greeley Quake, Scientists Install Network To Look For More

Following the May 31, 2014 quake near Greeley, scientists from CU-Boulder are placing seismometers like this in Weld County to look for more earth movement.
Jim Hill KUNC

After a rare magnitude 3.4 earthquake northeast of Greeley, scientists hope to learn more about any possible future quakes in the area. They’ve quickly mobilized to set up a network of five instruments that monitor for earthquakes, all around the epicenter of the original one.

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11:42am

Wed June 4, 2014
Flooding

Floodwaters In Greeley Starting To Drop, Leaving Damage Behind

The Varra Gravel Pit in east Greeley, which was breached by the Poudre River Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Weld County Office of Emergency Management

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 voluntary evacuation notices remain in effect.

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6:25am

Wed June 4, 2014
Water

Windy Gap, NISP Essential To Water Manager's Future Plans

A rustic cabin in the heart of the Windy Gap Firming Project.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Just west of Carter Lake in the foothills southwest of Loveland sits a rustic abandoned cabin in the middle of a rolling prairie. Soon that cabin, and the entire prairie, could be at the bottom of a lake.

It's the site of the proposed 90,000 acre-foot Chimney Hollow Reservoir. In times of high snow runoff, like right now, it could be part of the answer for water managers looking to store water that is instead just flowing downstream, right out of the state.

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5:50am

Tue June 3, 2014
Environment

Was The Greeley Quake A 'Frack Quake'?

A screencap from the Colorado Geological Survey's online earthquake and fault and fold map. Dark blue cirlces denote 1.60 to 2.59 magnitude quakes, bright red denotes 5.59 to 6.59.
Colorado Geological Survey

After a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit Saturday evening near the northeastern Colorado town of Greeley, questions about its connection to oil and gas development started popping up on social media and in the blogosphere, with anti-fracking activists trying to make a link between the two.

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12:45pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Flooding

As Water Rises, Greeley Officials Keep Close Eye On Poudre River

A view of Rover Run Dog Park on F Street in Greeley, June 2, 2014.
Grace Hood KUNC

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.

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