Flooding damage limited in northeastern Colorado

By: The Associated Press
September 18, 2013 Updated: September 18, 2013 at 9:13 am
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photo - A farm is surrounded by floodwaters near Crook, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The floods that ravaged Colorado this past week also took a toll on the state's agricultural communities.. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
A farm is surrounded by floodwaters near Crook, Colo., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The floods that ravaged Colorado this past week also took a toll on the state's agricultural communities.. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider) 

JULESBURG — Damage from flooding in far northeastern Colorado has been limited so far but more water is still coming.

Volunteers in Ovid had to scramble to fill sandbags and build a dike in the lowest part of town of about 300 people just after midnight Wednesday. Sedgwick County emergency management director Mark Turner says they were able to prevent more serious flooding.

He says the river stayed within its banks when it reached Julesburg later.

A highway south of the town of Sedgwick is closed because of flooding. Some corn and bean fields have also been flooded and those crops will likely be lost.

A smaller surge of water is expected to follow because of recent rain in the foothills. It could still pose a problem because the ground is already saturated.

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