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Flooding

Boulder Creek swells in size after three days of heavy rainfall in September 2013. Flash flood sirens warned people to stay away from Boulder Creek and seek higher ground.  (Photo by Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)

Flash Flood Season Is Near, Why Colorado Is So Prone

A flash flood develops rapidly, sometimes in as little as a few minutes.

04/16/2014

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CU-Boulder Tests Warning System In Preparation For Flood Season

Wednesday and Thursday’s snow was enough to have water running high in Boulder and the University of Colorado is preparing for the flood season by making sure a warning system is working.

04/03/2014

The Colorado River (credit: CBS)

Winter Storm Could Push Spring Flood Risk Even Higher

Snowpack in some of Colorado’s high country is the highest seen in decades.

03/26/2014

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Colorado Has More Money To Spend Next Year

Colorado’s public schools and colleges are getting hundreds of millions to make up for budget cuts in next year’s proposed budget, and with the economy on the upswing, there’s money left over to save for a rainy day.

03/26/2014

Manuel Sanchez takes in the view of his flooded home and property on Sept. 14, 2013, in La Salle. The Sanchez family had lived there for 11 years and said they had never seen anything even close to that level of flooding in the area.  (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

2013 Flood Victims Urged To Monitor Spring Runoff

Near record snowfall in the mountains has set the stage for potential flooding this spring.

03/19/2014

Ice buildup on Clear Creek (credit: CBS)

Flood Season Approaching, Colorado No Stranger To Big Events

Flood and wildfire awareness week continues across Colorado with today’s message taking a closer look at flood history in our state.

03/18/2014

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Flooding Awareness Takes Center Stage This Week

Flood and wildfire season is just around the corner, but in Colorado, a natural disaster can strike during any month of the year.

03/17/2014

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CDOT Project Aims To Protect Manitou Springs From Mudslides

The Colorado Department of Transportation on Wednesday started a project along US 24 to try to prevent mudslides.

02/12/2014

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Wildfire, Flood Legislation, First Bills Of The Year

Proposals providing tax relief for people who lost their properties during the September floods and incentives for wildfire mitigation are among the first bills of the Colorado legislative session.

01/08/2014

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Colorado Flooding Legislation Begins To Emerge

Destruction from September’s Colorado floods is prompting proposals that state lawmakers say are aimed at removing bureaucratic obstacles to expedite rebuilding efforts.

12/25/2013

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