Since Sept. 9, the Colorado Front Range has received a large amount of rainfall. The top 50 citizen observations are shown on the map.
In the Boulder area,shelters have been established to help residents that have been impacted by heavy flooding. Click on boundaries to see population statistics for that area. Residents in Lyons were evacuated and the community was virtually cut off by damage to roads in and out of the city.
In the Denver area, many localities were impacted by evacuations and disruptions to the drinking water supply. Interstate 25 was closed in both directions up to Wyoming and dams in the area were breached, including one at the Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Commerce City.
Heavy rains west of Colorado Springs resulted in flash flooding on Sept. 12. Fountain Creek, which runs through the city, surged to a flood stage and resulted in life-threatening conditions in Downtown Colorado Springs. Highway 24 was closed due to the impact of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire scar.
Rivers and streams surrounding Fort Collins and Longmont have witnessed some of the worst flooding in the state, especially towns along the Big Thompson Canyon. Towns in Weld County, including parts of Johnstown and Milliken, were completely water-locked. Numerous FEMA shelters have been established in the area to help residents that have been affected.
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