South Platte

6:30am

Sat June 7, 2014
Flooding

Officials Urge Caution Around Raging Rivers

The Poudre River rages near Poudre Park on May 30, 2014.
Grace Hood KUNC

As temperatures rise, many flock to rivers and streams to cool off. Northern Colorado safety officials are urging “extreme caution” as rivers swell from their banks with higher-than-average snowpack. In the span of two weeks, three have died in the Poudre River due to the unsafe conditions.

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9:51am

Tue January 14, 2014
Environment

CSU Study Brings Science To Solve South Platte River Problems

Outline of the S. Platte Alluvial Aquifers in Northeast Colorado Showing Division 1 Water Districts 2, 1, and 64.
"HB12‐1278 Study of the South Platte River Alluvial Aquifer" Colorado Water Institute

Colorado’s drought problems may have faded into recent memory. Heated debates over water have not. Along the South Platte, irrigation well owners are hoping a long-awaited study will help them gain more access to their water.

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6:44am

Fri September 27, 2013
Oil And Gas

Industry, Critics Gear Up For Post-Flood Fracking Fight

Dottie Rawsky and other members of Our Broomfield man an informational booth.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

11:36am

Wed September 25, 2013
Colorado Flood

Flood Brings Drought Relief, Financial Headaches To Farmers

Farmer James Werning, 30, is surveying the damage to his family's farm outside LaSalle, Colo. Corn fields were inundated with water and some farm equipment was damaged by the hip-high water.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media

The flood damage in Colorado is immense, reaching beyond homes and small businesses. The raging rivers also spilled into low-lying farm and ranchland, wrecking costly equipment and stranding livestock.

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5:00am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Look At The Flooding Of Greeley And Evans From Space

The swollen South Platte River pushing though Evans and Greeley, Colo., Sept. 17, 2013.
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the USGS NASA Earth Observatory

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