More Flood Articles

  • Flash flood watch in effect for southern Colorado; slow-moving storms are big concern

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A new round of storms predicted to travel over El Paso, Pueblo and Fremont counties Monday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch spanning 12 hours, from noon to midnight. The storm system is expected to start growing about noon over the mountains in...

  • For some, storms prove Flying W mitigation work is holding up

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Storms lashed the Flying W Ranch this month, washing out service roads and dislodging a couple of dozen erosion barriers from a fire-ravaged hillside. But along with those reminders of nature's fury, the weather also brought cause for hope, say those working to revive the...

  • With flood watch in place Sunday, CDOT crews on standby to close highway

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    With a flash flood watch in place Sunday, maintenance workers for the Colorado Department of Transportation are on call to shut down 
U.S. 24 near the Waldo Canyon burn scar at any moment. Slow-moving storms with heavy rainfall are expected to cross the region starting in the...

  • Jamestown close to restoring water service

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    JAMESTOWN — One of the towns hardest hit by last year's flooding could have water service fully restored by the end of August. Jamestown, in the foothills northwest of Boulder, lost half of its water distribution system and all of its underground water treatment infrastructure in...

  • SDS construction reaches Colorado Springs ahead of schedule, under budget

    By Emily Donovan emily.donovan@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Huge pipes being tunneled underground near the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue is the first big sign after almost two decades of work to increase the water available to the Colorado Springs area by a third. The pipeline is part of the Southern Delivery System...

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

    BY MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com —
    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    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...

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