Snowpack

5:00am

Mon March 31, 2014

3:03pm

Tue March 25, 2014
Environment

Flash Flood Risk High in Boulder, Larimer County From Spring Runoff

Snowpack levels around the state as of March 19, 2014.
Credit National Resources Conservation Service / U.S.D.A

A combination of higher than average snowpack and saturated ground from the September 2013 flood has raised the risk of spring runoff flooding in the Saint Vrain, and Boulder Creek, Big Thompson and the upper Cache La Poudre River drainages.

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6:00am

Thu March 13, 2014
Colorado Flood

Colorado Ag Braces For A Post-Flood Irrigation Season

The Higland Ditch Company is spending $1.5 million fixing the heart of its canal system along the St. Vrain River outside Lyons, Colo.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

When September’s flood waters came down the Front Range foothills, it unleashed tremendous pressure on an aging irrigation infrastructure, some of which dated back to the late 1800s. As the weather warms, it’ll be a race to mend the damaged or destroyed ditches before the snow starts to melt.

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7:33am

Tue February 25, 2014
Environment

Colorado Snowpack Healthy - But Southern Basins Need To Catch Up

This map shows snowpack levels above average everywhere but southern Colorado
NRCS

Snowpack levels in most of Colorado are above average for the first time in three years – but that’s not the case across all parts of the state. 

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4:28pm

Mon January 27, 2014
Arts District

Snow Sculptors Versus Time And Mother Nature

Fifteen sculptures were created for this year's Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Champsionship in Breckenridge, in front of Riverwalk Center.
Carrie Saldo

If you medal in the Olympics you could become a household name overnight. Maybe even nab a multi-million dollar endorsement contract. Those trappings aren’t likely for top-ranked competitive snow sculptors.

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