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Old 02-24-2012, 02:25 PM
Location: Western Colorado
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Okay, so it looks like the wife and kids and I are heading to Grand Junction! We just started looking at houses, and I had a random question. The city has rivers running through it - are there any areas we should avoid due to the danger of flooding?

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:45 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Fema has a flood map search tool.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:34 PM
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I lived in Grand Junction and never heard about any flooding issues in any neighborhoods, even when the Colorado River was flowing at record high levels. So the short answer is no, at least in my experience.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:29 PM
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almost a non issue the river has high burms and the valley grand junction is in arcs pretty steeply, it would have to be extreme conditions for the colorado to reach properties.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:24 PM
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I have lived here in Junction a while an have never heard of any flooding issues however, recently there was a massive rainstorm and quite a few businesses in Fruita flooded (very nearby town most consider to be an area of junction) but never anything due to the river
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:30 PM
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That rainstorm believe it or not was the only significant precipitation the Fruita area has received for this year. It lasted maybe 25 minutes but it sure packed a wallop! At this time of the year the Grand Junction area averages just over 5 inches of precipitation (for the year!) And until that storm that passed through here a few days ago we were at 1.6 inches. That storm BTW worked its way north through just the Fruita area. If you were in either Loma or the west end of Grand junction you didn't get much rain.

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Old 07-29-2012, 03:35 PM
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Yeah, we just had a pretty good sized rain storm. As far as flooding is concerned, historically you're not going to find any town destroying floods here. Grand Junction is pretty weather-isolated. Meaning, you're pretty much safe from any major weather issues here. It doesn't snow a whole lot, it doesn't flood, the earth doesn't knock down houses, and as far as I know we don't get many hurricanes I think if you talk to people here, and they talk about flooding, more often than not there usually referrering to a large collection of standing water on the road, or maybe some high river flows, but you're really not going to be impacted by any of that. So put yourself at ease, you're not going to see any midwest type floods here at all. It's pretty safe here.
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