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Posts Tagged ‘flood’

High Country News | Have we underestimated the West’s super-floods?

High Country News | Have we underestimated the West’s super-floods?

"By combing the Colorado River, the Green River and others in the Southwest for sediment deposits and other flood evidence and then carbon-dating the results, Baker has concluded the short-term record severely underestimates the size and frequency [...]

Denverite | Climate change will likely bring stronger storms and more 100-degree days to the Front Range

Denverite | Climate change will likely bring stronger storms and more 100-degree days to the Front Range

2013 flood extents(image from the Boulder Data Hub, source: City of Boulder) “… reports also project that storms of a half-inch of precipitation or more in one day will be more likely with continued high emissions: 16 percent more frequent by [...]

ProPublica | Boomtown, Flood Town

ProPublica | Boomtown, Flood Town

“…Scientists say the Harris County Flood Control District, which manages thousands of miles of floodwater-evacuating bayous and helps enforce development rules, should focus more on preserving green space and managing growth. The City of [...]

Ten Lessons for the City of Boulder from the Great Flood of ’13

Ten Lessons for the City of Boulder from the Great Flood of ’13

Fourmile Canyon Creek jumped its banks to the north in several places west of Broadway, wrecking havoc down through light industrial areas (all photos courtesy Elizabeth Black) The “1000 year flood” is media hype; believe it at your peril.  [...]

Restoring Wildlands

Restoring Wildlands

On Friday, December 6, 2013, Timothy Seastedt, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at CU, a fellow of the Arctic and Alpine Research Institute, and a member of the board of directors of the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV), [...]

WATCH: Rebuilding a Road

WATCH: Rebuilding a Road

From YouTube: "Water roared into the culvert at Linden & North Cedar Brook at capacity, ripped thru the rusted top eating up road bed above, eventually taking the whole road, cutting off hundreds of homes along North Cedar Brook. Pinebrook Hills [...]

The Way Up There

The Way Up There

Boulder Canyon road and tracks, c 1909-1923 (tracks were removed in 1920) Carnegie Library This morning, this seventh day of September of 2013, well after the Flood, the road up the Canyon to Nederland is reopened. The way up there…. I think [...]

Mutual Aid

Mutual Aid

Some photos from an alert Blue Line reader showing an Xcel natural gas main at 4th and Hawthorne being replaced on Thursday by staff of Colorado Springs Utility, a public power utility that was formed by a vote of the public in 1924. Feel free to [...]

UCAR AtmosNews | Inside the Colorado deluge

UCAR AtmosNews | Inside the Colorado deluge

Matt Kelsch, a hydrometeorologist in UCAR’s Community Programs who volunteers with NOAA’s cooperative weather observing program, measures the historic daily total of 9.08 inches at Boulder’s official station on September 12. (Photo by Bob [...]