"Dams Break in Larimer And Adams Counties; Overflowing in Boulder"

"Record-shattering rainstorms across Colorado's Front Range led to flooding that blew out at least six dams Thursday, stranding a Larimer County family on the second floor of their home and breaching a federal stormwater holding pond northeast of Denver."

"The floods also overflowed a dozen dams in Boulder County, but no structural failures had been reported Thursday evening, according to Boulder city spokeswoman Sarah Huntley.

Water flows in Boulder Creek reached 4,500 cubic feet per second, more than twice the previous peak flow in 26 years of measurement, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Colorado Water Science Center. Normal flow is 100 to 300 cfs."

David Olinger and Bruce Finley report for the Denver Post September 12, 2013.


"Colorado Flooding: 6 Likely Dead, More Than 700 Missing" (Los Angeles Times)

"Boulder County Activists Concerned About Flooded Oil, Gas Wells" (Boulder Daily Camera)

"Heavy Rainfall Hinders Colorado Flood Rescue Efforts" (Aljazeera America)

"More Than 1,000 Unaccounted for in Deadly Colo. Floods" (USA TODAY)

Source: Denver Post, 09/16/2013