Runoff from snowpack a concern after damage from September floods

Senator Mark Udall wants Congress to free up money for Colorado in case floods and mudslides hit areas damaged by floods and wildfires.

Overall, Colorado is expecting a snow melt season at 110-127 percent of average.

"Colorado snowpack is now at 116% of average and there's more snow falling as we speak!" 7NEWS Meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo reported Thursday.

The U.S.G.S. lost 12 of their 60 stream gauges during the September floods in the South Platte River Basin -- that's the area from Denver to Wyoming and east to Julesburg.

Just two weeks ago we saw a lot of work left to do at the mouth of Left Hand Canyon in Boulder County. Trees, rocks and mud pose a real threat if the snowpack melts quickly.

The peak time for snow melt is April and May with the highest runoff in late May and early June.
 

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