DENVER (CBS4) – After a dry winter and beginning to spring heavy rain and moisture laden snow has portions of northeast Colorado hoping for drier days ahead.

(credit: Barry Schaefer, Platte Valley Fire Chief )

(credit: Barry Schaefer, Platte Valley Fire Chief )

Most of Morgan County has received nearly a year’s worth of precipitation in the past 6 weeks and much of that has fallen in the last 10 days.

The water is sending area creeks and streams over their banks and is feeding into the South Platte River.

Many communities are bracing for a flood that could be as severe as one that hit in September 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)

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)

The following is a list of some Morgan County precipitation totals between April 1-May 11, 2015.

    • Brush (0.8 miles south) – 13.74 inches of precipitation, annual average is 14.72 inches

 

    • Brush (0.3 miles east) – 13.19 inches of precipitation, annual average is 14.69 inches

 

    • Fort Morgan (0.7 miles southeast) – 12.67 inches of precipitation, annual average is 13.72 inches

 

    • Brush (1.2 miles west-northwest) – 12.59 inches of precipitation, annual average is 14.47 inches

 

    • Fort Morgan (6.2 miles northeast) – 12.55 inches of precipitation, annual average is 14.19 inches

 

    • Brush (5.1 miles north) – 11.70 inches of precipitation, annual average is 14.83 inches

 

    • Fort Morgan (5.2 miles south) – 11.64 inches of precipitation, annual average is 14.00 inches

 

    • Brush (7.3 miles south-southeast) – 11.57 inches of precipitation, annual average is 15.28 inches

 

    • Fort Morgan (1.8 miles south-southwest) – 11.30 inches of precipitation, annual average is 13.71 inches

 

In nearby Logan County a weather station 10.7 miles west-northwest of Merino has measured 13.80 inches of water since April 1.

It typically sees about 15.42 inches of precipitation each year.

Precipitation totals are courtesy of CoCoRaHS and average annual precipitation data is courtesy of the PRISM-CoCoRaHS Climate Portal.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.