Summer 2014: Flooded

Summer 2014: Flooded


The September 2013 flood disaster was financially the most devastating flood Colorado has faced this century. Read about what happened in 2013 and how it could have been worse. Learn about the rush of flood recovery efforts targeting short and long-term resiliency as well as the opportunity that a strong rebuild presents. Then, explore the question of living with risk and the risks we accept as a society. Full recovery from the September 2013 flood is still a long way off, but check out this issue for some lessons learned that apply statewide. Flip through or download the flood issue online.



The Big One

July 26, 2014 by Caitlin Coleman

September 2013’s flood was the most recent, but don’t expect it to be the last.

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Race to Recovery
July 26, 2014 by Joshua Zaffos
Tragedy brings opportunity as a rush of flood recovery efforts target short-term protection and long-term flood resiliency goals.
Coming Home
by Rachel Walker
Trickling streams beckon communities to a lovely life nearby, but when floodwaters rise, so do questions of risk, responsibility and who bears the cost of repetitive loss.
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