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Colorado Climate

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:20, last changed on 10/07/2019 - 13:12
Colorado’s combination of high elevation, midlatitude, and continental interior geography results in a cool, dry, and invigorating climate. The average annual temperature for the state is 43.5 degrees Fahrenheit (F), which is 13.7 degrees below the global mean. The average statewide precipitation...

Spring Creek Flood of 1997

Added by yongli on 10/22/2015 - 13:14, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 13:14
On July 28, 1997, the city of Fort Collins was inundated with the heaviest rains ever recorded in a Colorado urban area. During the peak of the storm, about six inches fell in an hour and a half. This caused Spring Creek, a tributary of the Cache la Poudre River , to rise thirty feet beyond its...

Willow Creek Park

Added by yongli on 08/25/2017 - 13:58, last changed on 10/24/2019 - 12:58
Willow Creek Park in southeast Lamar was built primarily by the Civil Works Administration and the Works Progress Administration from 1933 to 1938. Using local labor and materials, the New Deal agencies built a series of dams for flood mitigation and constructed several rustic stone structures for...
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