Debris will need to be removed from an estimated 210 places in Boulder County. Pictured: Left Hand Ditch, March 4, 2014.
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The snow pack in the mountains around Boulder is at about 140 percent of normal and officials are concerned that the annual spring runoff coupled with the debris from last September’s flood will cause even more problems for a hard hit area.
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Six months after September's floods devastated much of the Front Range, many areas hit hard have mostly returned to normal. That's not the case everywhere. For residents of Big Elk Meadows, getting back home has been a slow process.
Ellen Nelson has battled invasive plants that out-compete native grasses on her grass-fed beef ranch near Bellvue, Colo. Some climate studies suggest that fight will worsen in the coming decades.
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Most climate models paint a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now: It will likely be warmer and the air will be richer with carbon dioxide. Though scientists don’t yet know how exactly the climate will change, new studies show it could be a boon to some invasive plant species.
Lightning is a leading cause of storm related deaths in the United States.
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Warmer weather is coming, and that means thunderstorms. A new Google Map from the U.S. Geological Survey visualizes county-by-county data on lightning damage frequency. Northern Colorado's Front Range is a major target, and it's not just a coincidence.