St. Vrain River
Everyone has been accounted for in Boulder County and right now the focus is turning to clean up.
Coloradans who ventured back into the flood-ravaged town of Lyons found scenes of stomach-churning destruction, with dozens of homes destroyed, family keepsakes missing, food spoiling and mud everywhere.
As inspectors with the state of Colorado and the Environmental Protection Agency begin looking into oil spills that have resulted from the state’s historic flooding, some farmers and ranchers are viewing the state’s waterways that flows near their land with concern.
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.
Colorado’s flooding has been described as biblical, but you can’t put that in the record books.
Weary Colorado evacuees have begun returning home after days of rain and flooding, but Monday’s clearing skies and receding waters revealed only more heartbreak.
By truck and helicopter, thousands of people stranded by floodwaters came down from the Colorado Rockies on Friday.
Police in Longmont said they have enacted their 500-year flood plan. They also have made a Declaration of Emergency in city limits which includes a curfew from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Friday.
A campground in Weld County remains closed Friday because of flooding concerns.