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Flooding in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:19, last changed on 10/30/2019 - 12:09

Damaging Deluge

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Coloradans have maintained a complex relationship with the natural process of flooding. On one hand, inhabitants of the arid West—from early indigenous communities to current metropolitan populations—have been attracted to the many resources floodplains provide. On the other hand, periodic...

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...
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