Residents in Sterling who had to evacuate from their homes over the weekend are reporting minimal damage from flooding, but they remain on edge.
A mandatory evacuation order was lifted Sunday for residents in the Globe Meadows area after the North Sterling Reservoir inlet ditch spilled over its banks,
Officials in El Paso and Pueblo counties said they will ask Gov. John Hickenlooper for a disaster declaration after rain and flooding pounded the region over the past three weeks.
Heavy rain and snow are causing flooding in some parts of Colorado, especially in the northeast part of the state.
Colorado is plagued with rain, snow and even grasshoppers for the Colorado weekend.
Copter4 flew over Chatfield Reservoir on Wednesday where the water level is six feet higher than normal.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Wednesday to spend about $1.2 million over the next couple of years testing new technology designed to predict wildfires.
Colorado vacation promoters like to boast that Colorado has an average 300 days of sunshine a year, but that may be in jeopardy this year.
The Poudre River and South Platte River are running high and are expected to cause flooding in northeastern Colorado through the week.
As the rain continues to fall and the mountain snow melts, the water runs high along Bear Creek in Evergreen. At the dam water is spilling over as well.