Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State COLORADO
County/Area OURAY
WFO GJT
Begin Date 07/28/2008 13:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 0
Begin Azimuth W
Begin Location OURAY
Begin Lat/Lon 38.02/-107.68
End Date 07/28/2008 15:00:00 MST-7
End Range 0
End Azimuth W
End Location OURAY
End Lat/Lon 38.02/-107.68
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 4.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Monsoonal moisture was responsible for thunderstorms, including a few which produced heavy rainfall.
Event Narrative Heavy rain on the mountains adjacent to the southeast part of the town of Ouray produced flash flooding on Oak Creek and Canyon Creek. The wall of water was six feet deep at the Box Canyon geothermal water plant where sediment got into the water line. Sediment carried by the water line was in inch deep at the Ouray Hot Springs. The Hot Springs had to be closed around 4 PM MDT and remained closed for the rest of that day to clean out the sediment. Six feet of South Pinecrest Road was washed out, and a culvert under that road was damaged. Debris up to a foot-and-a-half deep was deposited on other roads.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
OURAY OURAY CO. CO 07/28/2008 13:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 4.00K 0.00K