Big Thompson River
The Big Thompson flood struck 38 years ago, claiming the lives of more than 140 people.
Volunteers were out all day packing sandbags in Loveland on Friday hoping that all of the hard work will help save homes.
A combination of warm weather and more afternoon thunderstorms will keep snowpack melting and water levels on the rise.
Warm temperatures and the threat for more afternoon thunderstorms are in the forecast.
Crews are starting to tear down some homes inside the Big Thompson Canyon nearly eight months after devastating flooding damaged hundreds of homes and killed two people.
Heavy rain combined with the spring snowmelt is a concern in those areas that flooded last fall and caused a lot of damage.
Last fall’s historic flooding in Colorado may not be as epic as first thought. Researchers said the state has had river levels rise even higher than they did in September 2013.
All the snow this winter is good news for Colorado’s water supply, but the spring melt could be devastating for some already flood-ravaged communities.
Looking for a silver lining from last month’s historic and devastating floods that struck Colorado may be hard but scientists are using the disaster as a learning experience.
Despite several oil spills that were caused by flooding the state health department says its testing found no evidence of oil and gas pollution in rivers.