Rapid snowmelt left Leadville at risk of flooding Monday night. (Credit: Lake County Emergency Management)
A high volume of snow in the Colorado mountains have some concerned about flooding in mountain communities.
Monday night in Lake County, workers scrambled to fill sandbags, build dikes and build trenches to divert water from homes in the Leadville area after rapid snowmelt left the town vulnerable to flooding.
Based on data from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, nine Colorado communities have measured 200 inches of snow or more this winter. These include Glenwood Springs, Oak Creek, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs and Silverthorne. Crested Butte has received more than 400 inches of snow.
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