The flooding at Island Grove Park in Greeley only tells part of the story. The Cache La Poudre River is over its banks in several places, and as temperatures rise and more snow melts, flooding is increasing in Larimer and Weld counties.
Water levels near Greeley are expected to recede and drop below flood stage over the coming days.
A breach along the Cache la Poudre River sent rushing flood waters into Greeley on Monday and prompted voluntary evacuations into the evening.
Some Greeley residents have been told to evacuate because of high water along the Poudre River.
The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings or advisories Saturday for much of northern and parts of central Colorado.
There hasn’t been a sandbagging effort quite like the one Friday and Saturday in Greeley this since the floods last September. Now there are scenes like it in every town in Northern Colorado with a river.
Volunteers were out all day packing sandbags in Loveland on Friday hoping that all of the hard work will help save homes.
Heavy rains over a short period of time have flooded some streets in Boulder.
A combination of warm weather and more afternoon thunderstorms will keep snowpack melting and water levels on the rise.
Demolition crews in Larimer County are rushing to tear down flood-damaged homes before another round of possible flooding could push them downstream.