Tag Archive: flood damage

Mar 24 2014

A Few Good Reads (3/24/14): Death Toll in South Africa Flooding Climbs to 32, Yellow River in China Bombed to Break Ice

This week: South African flood death toll climbs to 32, China bombs the Yellow River to break ice jam, a brief history of flooding in Colorado, the world’s most stressed rivers, and a quick way to stay more visible with your boss. Flood Death Toll in South Africa Climbs to 32 (FloodList) Heavy rains and …

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Mar 14 2014

Video Friday: Incredible Footage of 2013 Flooding at Glen Haven, Colorado

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During the 2013 Colorado Floods, Glen Haven up the canyon of the North Fork of the Big Thompson River was hit particularly hard. County Road 43 through here as well as other main roads were just annihilated in this area and many folks had to be rescued by helicopter in the days after the peak …

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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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Mar 07 2014

Trying to Keep Our Heads Above Water

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For a little while during the past 6 months, it felt like all I saw in my dreams was flood damage. Bridge scour. Washed out roads and river banks. Culverts filled to the brim with rock and sediment. Streams doubling or tripling in width. Wood debris everywhere. Propane tanks in the middle of the channel. …

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