May 30, 2023

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Moffat County declares disaster emergency ahead of expected flooding

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DENVER, (KDVR) — Colorado’s second-largest county by land area declared a local disaster emergency as they prepare for potential flooding. 

Moffat County Commissioners approved that declaration Friday night, citing an “imminent risk of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from flooding.” 

Moffat County, which spans nearly 5,000 square miles in the northwest portion of the state, has seen historic snowfall this winter and spring.

County Commissioner Tony Bohrer says they are already seeing flooding occur as that snow begins to melt. 

“I think we were expecting it,” he says. “But not so fast. The high country hasn’t even started to melt. This is just…

Evan Kruegel

2023-04-15 15:03:11

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