More Flood Articles

  • CDOT looking for more mitigation opportunities after downpour overwhelms Waldo Canyon burn scar

    BY MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com —
    Yesterday

    While officials praised flood mitigation work up and down Ute Pass after rains caused road closures Wednesday, a more intense weather event three days later proved that millions of dollars of work can only do so much when heavy storms strike quickly. Saturday’s storm hit the Waldo...

  • Stormwater task force says fee ready to be judged by voters

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com —
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    A typical residential property owner would pay $9.14 a month if a proposed regional stormwater fee makes it on the ballot and is approved by voters in November. The Colorado Springs City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday on whether it wants the city to be part of a regional...

  • Public meetings explain Stormwater Task Force proposal for Colorado Springs area

    By Emily Donovan, emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force is trying to explain its stormwater prevention proposal so the public will understand why they might be asked to pay $10 a month. The task force, a citizen's group of engineers, business leaders, community activists and elected city and county...

  • Keeping documents, artifacts safe when disaster hits

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Tim Blevins and Dennis Daily, who manage the special collections at the Penrose Library, carry small pocket-size planners at all times. When unfurled, they have access to everything they need to know in case of disaster - how to call FEMA and first responders, facilities layouts,...

  • Officials pleased with Ute Pass mitigation work, but say that 'true test' is yet to come

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    As officials up and down Ute Pass praised more than a year's worth of flood mitigation work Thursday morning, at least one breach in the protection exposed itself after two strong storms hit the Pikes Peak region and the Waldo Canyon fire burn scar Wednesday. Mud and debris poured...

  • Flood mitigation efforts appear successful amid torrential rains in Colorado Springs area

    by LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    A widespread series of summer thunderstorms wreaked havoc in El Paso County on Wednesday, pounding the Pikes Peak region with rain, twice shutting down U.S. 24 and flooding several streets. The storm sent dark muddy water and debris rushing down the Waldo Canyon burn scar and rapidly...

  • Heavy rain bypasses Pikes Peak region, flood watch remains

    By Lisa Walton and Stephen Hobbs, The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    UPDATE 7:10 p.m. A flood adivsory for the Colorado Springs area has expired, with no significant rainfall reported in Teller, Fremont, El Paso or Teller counties Tuesday evening, according to KKTV. However, additional storms are possible later Tuesday, and a flood watch remains in...

  • U.S. Highway 24 closures subject of meeting between CDOT, business leaders

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Everybody agrees: Safety first. Nobody wants to see a repeat of last summer's tragedy, when a Teller County man died in flash flooding that also destroyed homes and damaged vehicles caught in the violent, debris-laden waters running off the Waldo Canyon burn scar. But it's been a...

  • Flash flood warnings shut roads, wash away small bridges

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    A series of storms swept through El Paso County on Monday, prompting a string of weather warnings and advisories, closing U.S. 24 twice and washing away culverts and small bridges. The storm hovered menacingly over the Waldo Canyon burn scar, and waterlogged soil threatened to send...

  • Flash flood warning in effect until 7:30 p.m.

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    A flash flood warning is in effect for eastern El Paso County, including Yoder and Ellicott, until 7:30 p.m., the National Weather Service in Pueblo reports. Up two inches of rain has already fallen in the area about 30 miles east of Colorado Springs. Up two more inches of rain is...

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