Category Archive: River Engineering

Mar 21 2014

Video Friday: Time Lapse Demolition of Diversion Structure on the Cache La Poudre River

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The City of Fort Collins (home city of this blog!) and the Colorado Water Trust are working together towards 25 projects on the Poudre River benefitting stream flow, water quality, parks, recreation, natural areas, wildlife, riparian and aquatic health, flood control, roadway and pedestrian safety. The demolition of the Josh Ames Diversion was one of …

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Mar 10 2014

A Few Good Reads (3/10/14): Colorado’s Snowpack Grows and the Response to the 2013 Floods Continues

This week: The snowpack in the South Platte River basin keeps going up, delayed repairs on a damaged bridge on the St. Vrain Creek due to the presence of some eagles, an intriguing video on how wolves impact rivers, an ecological perspective on the 2013 Colorado floods, Christchurch, New Zealand receives a month of rain …

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Nov 08 2013

2013 Colorado Post Flood Video Tour

It is a humbling experience to see flooding taking place.  Just standing next to that much power is a unique experience.  Walking through a flood damaged area after the flood and witnessing the destruction, debris, and silence is an equally, but different experience.  The following videos provide a tour along the front range showing some …

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Oct 25 2013

2013 Colorado Flood Video Tour

We are still busy assisting multiple entities in Northern Colorado respond and recover from the historic flooding in September.  Long term plans are still forming, but it appears we may be working on some flood recovery for the next 2-3 years.  There are a lot of videos showing the flooding and post flood destruction online.  …

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