Colorado snow raises fears of more floods

Debris from September clogs streams

Posted: May 25, 2014 at 5:05 a.m.

In this May 20, 2014 photo, Colorado Department of Transportation engineer Abra Geissler watches as a dozer moves dirt and traffic is escorted along what will eventually be an improved mountain highway, during a road-building operation on Highway 36 between Lyons at Estes Park, Colorado. The goal of the project is to move the road further from the adjacent river, which undermined the road for miles during floods the previous fall, in hopes of preventing such destructive flooding in the future. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

LYONS, Colo. -- The pristine snow piled high in the northern Colorado mountains is beginning to melt, and officials worry that under the wrong conditions, it could unleash another ugly torrent through towns and farms still scarred by last autumn's floods.

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