People living in Rist Canyon near the High Park burn area are cleaning up after mudslides left a mess.
Two mudslides that blocked Poudre Canyon on Thursday afternoon were cleared within the hour.
Heavy rain caused major flooding at Utah Park in Aurora on Monday.
Parts of the Poudre Canyon were closed Saturday as crews cleaned up debris from two big mudslides Friday night.
Embers swirled above Poudre Park during a wildfire so big and so close that people could hear it, smell it and feel it.
Because of the long, dry, drought of the last spring and summer Colorado’s annual fall color change in the mountains is happening one to two weeks ahead of schedule.
A report on impacts from the High Park Fire in northern Colorado recommends an estimated $24 million in work to restore burned areas.
An attack is now under way to prevent the damage done by the two recent wildfires from getting worse. It’s a fight to save the reservoir providing drinking water to tens of thousands of people.
People living in the High Park Fire burn area are bracing for more rain and flash flooding as the current weather pattern is expected to continue through the weekend.
With recent heavy rains and more in the forecast for the weekend, the High Park Fire and Hewlett Gulch Fire burn areas are no longer at an extreme risk for fire but have the potential for mudslides and flash flooding.