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A toppled oil well in Weld County near Milliken on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: CBS)

3 More Oil Spills From Flooding Found In Colorado

More spills are emerging from a Colorado oil patch ravaged by flooding as soggy conditions continue to hamper attempts to inspect the damage.

09/24/2013

Vice President Joe Biden at a news conference in Greeley on Monday after touring flooding around Colorado (credit: CBS)

Biden Vows Flood Relief Won’t Shut Down

Vice President Joe Biden is promising residents that aid for areas devastated by massive flooding in Colorado won’t stop even if the federal government shuts down.

09/24/2013

Bill Dinis of Wiggins, Colorado walks up to the edge of flood waters from the South Platte River as it washes over Morgan County Road 1 September 14, 2013 near Wiggins, Colorado.  (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Flooding Continues Along South Platte In Nebraska

Record flooding continues in western and central Nebraska as the water that inundated Colorado flows east, but it appeared to cause few major problems because communities were able to prepare.

09/22/2013

A toppled oil well in Weld County near Milliken on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Colorado On Alert For More Spills In Flooded Oilfields

Coloradans watched for more spills in flooded oilfields as crews waited for the waters to recede so they could begin cleanup operations.

09/21/2013

A dump truck sits in standing flood water from the South Platte River on September 14, 2013 in La Salle, Colorado. Heavy rains for the better part of week fueled widespread flooding in numerous Colorado towns. The historic flooding forced thousands to evacuate the area and more rain is predicted through the weekend. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Nebraska Officials Urge People To Stay Clear Of Flood

State officials urged residents on Friday to avoid the contaminated floodwater pouring into western Nebraska from Colorado, while offering assurances that the flood posed no immediate threat to cities, railroad lines or Interstate 80.

09/20/2013

A damaged oil tank in Weld County (credit: CBS)

New Flood-Related Oil Spills Reported In Colorado

More spills were revealed Friday in a Colorado oilfield swamped by floodwaters as cleanup efforts remained stalled due to high waters and regulators cautioned that more oil releases were likely to be found in coming days.

09/20/2013

A toppled oil well in Weld County near Milliken on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Flooding Triggers Oil Spills, Shutdowns

Colorado’s flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state’s main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution.

09/19/2013

A toppled oil well in Weld County near Milliken on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Flooding Triggers Oil Spills, Shutdowns

Colorado’s flooding has shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state’s top petroleum patch and triggered at least two significant spills.

09/19/2013

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State Climatologist’s Office: 1965 Flood Not Really Comparable To 2013

The state climatologist’s office explained how the 1965 flood compares with the 2013 flooding.

09/19/2013

Ole Johnson uses heavy machinery to build a wall between the South Platte River and his property (credit: CBS)

Flooding Damage Limited In Northeastern Colorado

Damage from flooding in far northeastern Colorado has been limited so far but more water is still coming.

09/18/2013

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