Fort Collins devastating flash flood 13 years ago today

Remember the flash flood season is upon us. The tragic Fort Collins flash flood happened 13 years ago on this date. 4 to 6 inches of rain fell on July 27th, 1997, which saturated the ground. The next day, on July 28th, 1997,  thunderstorms dumped an additional 5 to over 10 inches of rain in less than 6 hours. 5 people were killed and 54 injured as severe flooding occurred in the Spring Creek drainage in Fort Collins, with extensive flooding citywide.

For more information concerning the 1997 Fort Collins flash flood go to the Fort Collins Historical Flood website at, and the NCAR Assessment Science website at

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