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Colorado flood map 2013: River gauges

Colorado flood map 2013: River gauges | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
A map of flood gauges in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan and elsewhere, including the Big Thompson River, South Platte River, Cache La Poudre River, Boulder Creek, Bear Creek, Clear Creek and Fountain Creek.
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This article shows that many of the rivers are way above the flood limit.  It also shows that the major flooding is north of Denver along the Big Thompson River and the South Platte River.  It looks like it followed Route 34, which has been heavily damaged in the rain and the floods.  It will take years to rebuild this entire area.  Some questions to ask is that do we rebuild in these same areas?  If so is there a way to mitigate these floods that are going to happen?  or Do we build somewhere different to avoid this type of disaster?

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Hundreds of Colorado flooding victims stranded, awaiting rescue

Hundreds of Colorado flooding victims stranded, awaiting rescue | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
More heavy rain is expected today in Colorado where rescue workers are battling to reach hundred of residents cut off by the worst floods in decades, which have killed at least four people and left many still unaccounted for.
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All of the rain in flooding happening here just reminds me of the floods we had in Cranston in 2010.  I know it is not on the same scale but it still reminds me off how much was lost in a small city in RI.  Also, all the forest fires this year in that region contributed to the flooding as there were alot fewer trees, as well as damaged soil, to absorb the water and rainfall. 

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