Originally posted on CBS Denver:
DENVER (CBS4) – Severe weather season can bring many hazards to Colorado including floods and flash floods.
A flood is a rise in water along a river, creek or stream caused by either runoff from melting snow or several days of heavy rain.
Floods can often be predicted in advance and while they do present a danger, people living in or near a flood zone typically have time to protect their property and evacuate.
Boulder Creek swells in size after three days of heavy rainfall in September 2013. Flash flood sirens warned people to stay away from Boulder Creek and seek higher ground. (Photo by Dana Romanoff/Getty Images)
A flash flood, however, is much different because they happen very fast and catch people off guard.
Flash floods are most often associated with slow moving strong to severe thunderstorms, but can also be caused by a dam break or a clog…
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