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416 Fire

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 14:14, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
Ignited by embers from a coal-fueled passenger train on June 1, 2018, the 416 Fire burned 54,130 acres of the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado. By the time it was fully contained on July 31, it had become the sixth-largest wildfire in Colorado history. Although the fire briefly...

Colorado Climate

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:20, last changed on 05/29/2020 - 01:07
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 07/30/2020 - 13:22
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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