Colorado


You Can’t Stop Urban Flooding: How Boulder, CO Learned to Embrace Disaster Rather Than Fight It

Story by Still Life Projects and Will Doig “Floods are acts of god, but flood losses are largely acts of man.” ~Gilbert White For this relatively dry area of Colorado, where kayaks adorn the roof of many a Subaru Outback, Boulder Creek is an object of worship — “the heart and soul of our community,”…


USGS Responds to Record Flooding in Colorado and beyond

Floodwaters and resulting landslides from historic rain events across Colorado over the last week have taken eight lives, destroyed 1500 homes, and left more than 300 people still missing. While the rain has subsided for the time being, devastation is prevalent along the urban corridor from Denver north to Fort Collins. As record flooding continues…


Nebraska USGS assists with emergency stream gauges during Colorado flooding

Nebraska is currently preparing for the arrival of flood waters, which were forecast to arrive sometime on Sept. 17. The National Weather Service is predicting record-breaking flooding as far east as Brady, Nebraska, during the next few days, with updates to the river forecast likely. As Nebraskans await the deluge down the South Platte River,…