South Platte River
The Poudre River and South Platte River are running high and are expected to cause flooding in northeastern Colorado through the week.
Rain and snow from the latest Pacific storm to hit the West renewed the risk of flooding in Colorado on Tuesday while providing two seasons of fun for kayakers and skiers and some relief from the drought.
The threat of yet even more rain is not good news for areas already dealing with high water. Some already-swollen reservoirs are having trouble getting back below flood levels.
An unusually cold storm system will move into the central Rockies by Monday night dropping snow levels down to about 8,000 feet.
Communities along the South Platte River in Northeastern Colorado are protecting their homes from another round of rain.
Authorities have issued a voluntary evacuation order for residents around the Messex area in extreme northwest Washington County due to possible flooding.
After a brief closure the trail in Waterton Canyon will reopen again briefly for recreationists on Wednesday.
Antique guns, Native American artifacts and pioneer-era tools are among the treasures being moved to higher ground as Coloradoans on the Eastern Plains prepare for possible flooding.
After a dry winter and beginning to spring heavy rain and moisture laden snow has portions of northeast Colorado hoping for drier weather.
The rain may have stopped, but flooding is still a concern, especially on the Eastern Plains.