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Flood watch issued for upper Dolores River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the Dolores River from Rico to just below the Taylor Creek confluence beginning Thursday evening and ending Sunday afternoon. A flood watch...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood advisory in effect for Animas, Los Pinos and La Plata rivers

Flood advisories for the Animas, La Plata and Los Pinos rivers are in effect until further notice, according to the National Weather Service. Minor lowland flooding and flooding along the Animas...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Mancos, La Plata, Animas rivers are near flood stage

Rivers in Southwest Colorado on Saturday again approached flood stage as warm weather sent snowmelt downstream overnight. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued flood advisories for the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood advisory issued for La Plata River

A flood advisory has been issued for the La Plata River near Hesperus as rising temperatures and increasing snowmelt have pushed the river toward flood stage. The National Weather Service in Grand...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As temperatures warm, Animas River swells, prompting flooding concerns

Get ready for some high flows, and potential flooding, on the streams and rivers around Southwest Colorado as temperatures heat up. After one of the largest snowpacks in recent history this winter...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary radar system installed to help predict 416 Fire flooding

A temporary radar system was installed last week north of Durango to help track storms that might cause flooding from the 416 Fire burn scar. The system is the same equipment that was brought in...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deep snowpack could trigger flooding on Dolores River

With above-average snowpack melting off into the Dolores River, the town of Dolores is considering the potential for flooding this spring. On Monday, 30 officials and residents attended an...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Runoff spills out of Tripp Creek

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debris flow covers road in 10 feet of muck

The Missionary Ridge rockfall is on the move. In the past couple of days, several thousand tons of mud and debris have come down the mountainside to the Animas Valley floor, said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rapid snow melt could intensify 416 Fire runoff

How bad the runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar will be is going to depend on how quickly the snow melts, Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County’s Office of Emergency Management, said Tuesday...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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