Monday, April 21, 2008

Colorado Faces Extreme Weather Concerns

Engineers Predict Possible Drought, Floods

DENVER -- While drought-fed wildfires spread on one side of the state, flooding concerns due to record snow plague the other.
"It's been an interesting dichotomy this year," said Kevin Houck, a flood mitigation engineer with the Colorado Water Conservation Board. “It's not unusual to see this, but this year has been very extreme in terms of what we see out on the plains versus what we see out on the mountains."
The eastern plains have seen little moisture this winter, although they are currently entering their wet season when they hope to catch up.