Colorado Flooding Continues

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Release date: 
May 4, 1999
Release Number: 
HQ-99-150

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Flooding continues across portions of northern and central Colorado as high runoff from recent precipitation and snowmelt continues to work its way down numerous streams and rivers.

At approximately 12:45 p.m. EDT yesterday, local emergency managers in Weld County, Colo., reported a dam on Crow Creek being overwashed by at least a foot of water. Local authorities believe that a failure of the dam, which creates a private lake on the creek, may be imminent. Water levels on Crow Creek upstream from the dam continue to rise. The lake is approximately three miles north of Briggsdale.

Residents downstream from the dam are being advised of the possibility of severe flash flooding should the dam fail and are being directed to listen to emergency management messages. No evacuation orders have been reported.

FEMA's regional office in Denver (Region VIII) is in regular contact with state officials and will continue to closely monitor the situation.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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