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Wyoming County Roads Closed Due To Flooding

Three county roads in the Farson area were closed yesterday in Sweetwater County.  The roads were closed due to flooding stemming from Saturday nights rain fall and ongoing snowmelt, which has resulted in flooding of Little Sandy Creek. Due to the high water levels county 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

Wyoming Officials Prepare For Floods

The level of the Blacks Fork River near Granger in western Sweetwater County has stabilized for now, but county officials are still preparing for potential flooding issues.  Sweetwater County Emergency Management has stockpiled a total of 42,000 sandbags in the event that floods continue in the area. The bags are stored at the City of Green River Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission sets New Flood Plain Rules

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday unanimously approved new rules that outline requirements for operators with facilities located within floodplains. The new rules implement several of the recommendations contained in the Commission’s “Lessons Learned” report published in March 2014 following the Continue reading

Hickenlooper Takes Oath of Office

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Democrat John Hickenlooper has taken the oath of office for a second term as Colorado governor. Hickenlooper fended off a challenge from Republican Bob Beauprez in November. Hickenlooper touted the state’s economic accomplishments and looked back at the tragedies Colorado has endured – from massive Continue reading

Flooding Cuts Off Summit County Town

FLOOD-WATER-300Flooding has cut off access to the small Summit County town of Montezuma.  The Snake River overflowed its banks where a culvert was jammed with debris on Tuesday, washing away part of the road leading to Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Road Closed Due to Flooding

FLOOD-WATER-300Rio Blanco County Road 51 has been closed due to flooding.  County officials say the road, which is also known as Wyman Lake Road, is closed to highway vehicles due to the wash out of a culvert that 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

Flood Advisory In Routt County

river floodingThe National Weather Service has issued a Flood advisory until further notice for the Elk River  near Routt County Road 42. Recent snowmelt has caused the Elk River to exceed bank full levels in some areas. Continue reading

Steamboat Yampa River Trail Closures

river floodingThe City of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department have closed sections of the Yampa River Core Trail and other local trails as high water rises this spring.  Continue reading