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.
Students and teachers will gather at Greeley Central High School Tuesday evening to remember two recent graduates killed in a car crash.
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.
An earthquake rattled the Greeley area and was felt by many residents, but there were no reports of any problems.
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.
A flood warning for the Poudre River near Greeley has been extended through Sunday.
Some storms later this week could produce locally heavy rain that may add to the flood concerns.
Two people died on the Cache la Poudre River when they fell in Monday afternoon.
Several roads and trails have been closed along the Cache La Poudre River because of flooding. That river is close to flood stage and that has people living nearby worried.