- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Oil and gas companies in Weld County are preparing for potential floods as northern Colorado rivers continue to rise.

The Greeley Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1cqkQDC ) that oil and gas companies were shutting in wells and hauling products off site as rivers inched higher Wednesday.

The companies are hoping to avoid the damage they received two years ago, when massive flooding in northern Colorado broke flow lines and damaged tanks. That 2013 flood caused more than $12 million in damage and spilled about 50,000 barrels of oil and produced water.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission sent a warning of flooding to area emergency managers.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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