Efforts to rebuild housing and other businesses across the Front Range are ongoing. Now more than a year later, residents and business owners are feeling the frustration that comes when diverse public interests collide with government agencies. One mobile home park, for example, in Evans, was condemned recently after the city ruled the refurbished mobile homes unsafe to live in.
But for many residents, remembering the flood is also a priority. Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks is holding a photo contest to capture the emotions and struggles that the flood left in its wake. Entries are due Nov. 17.
And our understanding of the causes of the flood is developing as well. A recent report, which investigated the role of climate change in many unusual weather events of 2013, found that scientists couldn’t tie climate change to last year’s Colorado floods.