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Prepare For Floods And Fires

This is a good time of year for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make plans for what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of over 250 thousand people are located in flood-prone areas.  Since the year 2000, Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Tuesday

A flash flood watch is in effect through Tuesday night, for areas in the upper, central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash flood Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect

A flash flood watch is in effect through midnight Wednesday, for areas in the central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash Continue reading

Be Prepared For Floods

While it’s hard to predict flooding, spring runoff in Northwest Colorado may result in high water issues through June. Temperature and precipitation levels will go a long way in determining the conditions, but local and state officials are monitoring the flows in the Yampa and Elk River and are prepared to respond in the Continue reading

Time For Flood Insurance?

The large amounts of snow this winter could result in area flooding.  In fact, on Monday this week the Elk River in Routt County had record-setting flows, and the Yampa River near Steamboat was flowing well above normal for this time of year.  Due to increased flood risk, it may be Continue reading

Current Flood Conditions

river floodingWarm temperatures and rain in the mountains have created potential flood conditions for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming according to the National Weather Service. However, Emergency Managers in the area say Continue reading

NW Colorado Flood Risks

FLOOD-WATER-300Flooding , which is normally a concern this time of year, is not expected to be a major problem in the area.  That, from the emergency management coordinators in Northwest Colorado.  Moffat County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Soos said that floods should not be a problem for Continue reading

Is A Flood In Your Future

FLOOD-WATER-300The Large amounts of snow this winter will make for a wet spring and could make flooding an issue. It is always a possibility that melting snow combined with heavy spring rains may present problems with flooding in northwest Colorado.   That means, if you Continue reading

Flash Flood Crosses Highway 40 Near Dinosaur

HIGHWAY-40-300A heavy rainstorm around 4 Wednesday afternoon sent water and debris streaming across highway 40 about 10 miles east of the Utah state line closing the highway for a time.  According to the Moffat County Sheriff’s office, rainwater came down a dry wash and also threatened a home in the area. Continue reading

Flood Watch Issued In Routt County

FLOOD-WATER-300The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Elk River at Routt County Road 42. Recent rainfall and continuing snow melt may cause the Elk River to reach minor flood stage Continue reading

Elk, Green and Yampa Rivers On The Rise

river floodingStrong river flows will continue for western Colorado as snow melt increases. Warm temperatures will continue for the rest of the week increasing snow melt across the region. The snow melt, along with recent rain Continue reading

Flood Advisory Continues For Elk River

FLOOD-WATER-300Recent snow melt and rainfall has caused the Elk River at County road 42 to exceed bank full levels in some locations.  Mild temperatures will result in continued rises through the remainder of this week.  Areas around the Elk River Continue reading