Preparations being made for spring runoff

Rain and abnormally warm temperatures this spring could cause serious flooding below the 416 Fire burn scar. “We will be watching that area closely,” said meteorologist Chris Cuoco with the...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooding from runoff on 416 Fire a growing concern

It’s time to start thinking about the potential risks of flooding from spring runoff on the 416 Fire burn scar. This winter’s snow has been a welcome sight to drought-stricken Southwest Colorado....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado to get a permanent weather radar system

It’s official: A permanent weather radar system for Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners is on its way. Recently, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded $1.7 million in funding for a...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efforts underway to fill radar ‘blind spot’

Efforts are afoot to install a new radar system in Southwest Colorado that would effectively fill in one of the nation’s largest weather forecasting blind spots. The Four Corners has long been...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers call on FEMA to reimburse flood recovery projects

BOULDER – Colorado counties could lose $70 million in reimbursements on 2013 flood recovery projects because of recently enacted rules by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Daily Camera...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wet weather is expected to persist in Southwest Colorado

Remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa brought soggy weather this week to Southwest Colorado, and more may be on the way, although the moisture will be coming from the northwest. A flash-flood watch was...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hurricane Rosa could send heavy rainfall to Southwest Colorado

All eyes are on an approaching Category 4 hurricane off the coast of Mexico that could bring a significant amount of rain to Southwest Colorado early next week and could cause devastating flooding...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jail inmates fill sandbags to help prevent flooding below 416 Fire burn area

Inmates at the La Plata County Jail are assisting in a new service to help bring sandbags to residents whose homes are at risk of flooding from heavy rains on the 416 Fire burn scar. La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thursday storm causes mild flooding in Animas Valley

A fast-moving storm dumped a half-inch of rain in 20 minutes Thursday on the 416 Fire burn scar, but residents in the area north of Durango escaped serious damage from flooding. Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County homeowners get glimpse of federal flood aid program

Homeowners whose property was damaged by floods coming from the burn scar of the 416 Fire got a tutorial Thursday evening about a federal program that could help with projects to protect their...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood damage misses threshold to qualify for FEMA funding

The dollar amount of damage from floods and debris flows caused by a weeklong storm system in La Plata County and across the state, about $4.3 million, fell well short of the $7.3 million the state...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing Solutions loans can help flood victims

When mud flooded Dixie Sandoval’s home in 2013, the damage was so extensive she thought she would have to find a new home. The flood was caused from the culverts behind her home in the Arboles...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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