August 1, 2021

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Mud & Debris Slides On Colorado’s Burn Scars Are ‘The New Normal For This Summer’ – CBS Denver

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – It doesn’t take much rain to cause debris flows on burn scars across Colorado. Now, the state in now entering monsoon season.

On Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation issued travel alerts for burn scars across the state.

READ MORE: Wildlife Officials Survey Flash Flood Damage In Larimer County

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“The rainfall thresholds that the National Weather Service is using to issue watches and warnings for the burn areas so CDOT can close the road in time, those seem to be good, and unfortunately those thresholds are really low,” said Jason Kean, a research hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey.

Multiple mudslides in Grand County closed Highway 125 between mile markers 10 and 15, leaving multiple stranded in…

CBS Denver

2021-07-21 20:11:26

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