Floods still sowing trouble for Colorado’s farmers

Outlet: World

October 5, 2013

When the floodwaters came thundering down the rocky canyons of Northern Colorado last month, Keith Maxey knew the outlook wasn’t good for the low-lying farmland in his home county 40 miles northeast of Boulder. After doing major damage to houses and roads in the mountains, the raging waters of several mountain streams converged into the South Platte River just east of Greeley, Colo., where Maxey serves as director of the Colorado State University Extension office.