More Flood Articles

  • Colorado Springs area under a flash flood watch until 3 a.m.

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday for much of southeast Colorado including the Colorado Springs area. The watch area includes El Paso, Teller, Fremont and Teller counties. Other counties in the flash flood watch:...

  • Stormwater issue heading toward November ballot, organizers call it the 'fourth quarter' of long game

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    It's the end of the third quarter in the proposed stormwater funding plan, and a group of residents who have been working on the issue for two years have their game faces on. They saw a contract approved by the El Paso County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that outlines how a...

  • Udall pledges to get permanent federal funding for watershed protection

    By mEGAN sCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall pledged Friday in flood-ravaged Williams Canyon to work at the federal level to secure permanent funding for watershed protection so future emergencies do not leave cities scrambling to find money for repairs. "We need to make the funding permanent. We need to...

  • El Paso County commissioners OK creation of regional stormwater authority, ballot question

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The El Paso County commissioners on Tuesday followed the Colorado Springs City Council's approval last week of the creation of the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority. The board voted 4-0 to adopt the intergovernmental agreement of the county, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs,...

  • Absence of fire, flooding helps Manitou Springs businesses rebound

    By STEPHeN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    The starting gun for the Pikes Peak Ascent race had been fired about five hours earlier, but runners wearing bibs and carrying complimentary bags were walking up and down Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs Saturday afternoon. At the Stagecoach Inn restaurant, diners filled the outdoor...

  • Battle over flood aid roils Colorado Senate race

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    DENVER — One year after record-setting floods devastated Colorado, the disaster has taken center stage in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race. Democratic Sen Mark Udall, touting his assistance to flood-stricken communities, has accused Republican Rep. Cory Gardner of hindering...

  • Heavy and brief rains cause some trouble around Colorado Springs

    By LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    A series of widespread storms rolled through El Paso County Thursday afternoon and evening, dropping heavy rain on the region, flooding and closing streets and prompting a series of warnings, watches and advisories. The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for the...

  • Reason for manhole flooding uncertain

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    A consistent flow of water running from a manhole at Westmoor Park is likely due to an influx of groundwater, or from a spring, a city expert said, but the exact reason is still uncertain. Jeff Besse, a stormwater specialist, said the problem has happened before. There is no...

  • Colorado Springs City Council OKs regional stormwater contract

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Members of the regional stormwater task force cheered Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-2 to approve a contract for a stormwater funding program that was two years in the making. With a sigh of relief following the vote, council member Jan Martin said the city...

  • Residents still confused about how to get help after wildfires, flooding

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    A meeting Monday evening in Manitou Springs about federal recovery money illustrated the confusion some local residents still have about how to get help after wildfires and flooding of the past few years. During the meeting, Colorado's Deputy Chief Recovery Officer Iain Hyde...

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