Spring flooding has gone from being a concern to a reality in the Greeley area. Due to spring runoff, the Poudre River continues to spill over its banks. The water level is now over a foot above flood stage, and at over 9 feet, is above the previous 2010 crest record.
Residents were forced to evacuate two homes that were flooded within the past week. Sandbags surrounding porches have become a common sight. Experts expect water levels across Colorado to remain high for another two weeks or so as the abundant mountain snowpack melts and fills reservoirs.
At nearly 300 percent of it’s average level, The South Platte Basin (which includes the Poudre river) continues to be an ominous reminder of the potential for tragedy.
Check out our blog posts on preparing your property for Monsoon seasons and potentially life-saving advice on emergency preparations for the Spring runoff.