This Colorado River at the Highest Point Since 1998
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Heavy rain caused major street flooding in and around the Denver area Thursday night into Friday. The National Weather Service in Boulder issued a flood warning for the South Platte River in Denver. The river was at 10 feet late last night; flood stage is 11 feet. This is the highest the river has been since 1998. Denver fire departments were busy rescuing stranded motorists from flooded intersections and roads, and there were many reports of flooded basements throughout the area. Rainfall totals in the Denver area range from 1-4 inches since last night’s storms rolled in.
Despite the heavy downpours, the Parker Days Festival never shut down the rides. It did, however prevent Rick Springfield from performing his outdoor concert. Rainfall in the area is decreasing in coverage and intensity today, however continued run-off from the storms will continue to cause small river flooding throughout the area. We will keep our eyes on the conditions in the Denver area throughout the day.
Brandon Thorne ─ WeatherNation
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