- Associated Press - Sunday, May 4, 2014

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County officials say contractors and private property owners have completed more than 85 percent of the cleanup of hazardous woody debris that could contribute to more flooding during spring runoff and heavy thunderstorms.

Brian Graham, the county’s flood recovery coordinator, tells The Longmont Times-Call (https://bit.ly/1ifcYQf ) many private property owners in unincorporated areas have cleaned up stream channels themselves. Other residents have allowed the county to enter their properties and remove the trees, brush, other vegetative materials, sediment and rock deposits that threatened water flows in some locations.

Graham says “what we’re doing is truly emergency work to help prepare communities for the next several months.”

Floods in northern and eastern Colorado last September killed nine people and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, https://timescall.com/

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