Heavy rain and flooding in drought-stricken SE Colorado

Jul 20, 2014

Flood water cascades over Willow Valley Road and back into Willow Creek just south of the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool on Sun. morning July 13, 2014.
Flood water cascades over Willow Valley Road and back into Willow Creek just south of the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool on Sun. morning July 13, 2014.
Credit lamarledger.com

Recent torrential rains brought flash flooding to low-lying portions of Lamar and southeastern Colorado.  Heavy rains and strong winds closed Highway 50 in low areas.  Several railroad underpasses were closed until waters receded reported Russ Baldwin for the Prowers Journal.

The area is in extreme and severe drought conditions according to the United States Drought Monitor

A slideshow of flooded areas and more details are available from the Prowers Journal.