South Platte River
Coloradans watched for more spills in flooded oilfields as crews waited for the waters to recede so they could begin cleanup operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state climatologist’s office explained how the 1965 flood compares with the 2013 flooding.
Damage from flooding in far northeastern Colorado has been limited so far but more water is still coming.
Hundreds of people are still waiting to be rescued from canyons and mountainous terrain in western Larimer County after Colorado’s historic flooding, but there are some who say they don’t want to leave.
The creep of all the water was still making its way to the eastern edge of Colorado Tuesday morning, but it was no longer creeping by the afternoon.
Colorado’s flooding has been described as biblical, but you can’t put that in the record books.