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Flash flood watch expires

KRDO - The flash flood risk for the southern I-25 corridor has subsided, and the flash flood watch which was in effect has been allowed to expire.  Click here for your updated StormTracker 13 forecast. 


10:10 a.m. Monday - The St. Charles River is expected to rise to 11' because of the heavy rain in the Rye area. Flood stage for the St. Charles is 12'.

10:09 a.m. Monday - Flooding has been reported in and around Rye after upwards of 6" of rain fell. KRDO NewsChannel 13 has a crew on the way to Rye.

11:35 p.m. - A KRDO NewsChannel 13 crew has been dispatched to Mountain Shadows to check on that side of the burn scar. We have not heard any reports of flooding there.

11:10 p.m. - The flash flood warning for the Black Forest Fire burn scar has been cancelled. Flash flood watch continues until 12 p.m. Monday.

11:07 p.m. - The National Weather Service reports 3.82" of rain has fallen in Rye. The area remains under a flash flood warning until 1 a.m. There were reports of high water in the area of highway 78, but no major flooding has been confirmed.

11:03 p.m. - Our 10 p.m. broadcast has concluded, but our crews are still in place. We'll be monitoring all night and will post updates as the situation warrants. We will cut into programming if the situation worsens.

10:46 p.m. - KRDO NewsChannel 13 has crews in Black Forest and Manitou Springs, and on US 24. None have observed significant flooding since the flooding in Black Forest earlier this evening.

10:22 p.m. - Voluntary evacuation for low-lying parts of Manitou Springs. Red Cross Shelter at First Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Avenue, is opening up.

10:16 p.m. - Scanner indicates some increase in water levels with mud, but no debris coming off of Waldo Canyon burn scar. Still no major flooding.

10:10 p.m. We're continuing to monitor for new developments.

9:52 p.m. - Scanner traffic continues to indicate no flooding on the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Crews are monitoring very closely.

9:33 p.m. - Scanner traffic indicates steady rainfall on US 24 in Ute Pass, but no flooding as of now.

9:20 p.m. - Shoup and Tahosa in Black Forest has reopened.

9:18 p.m. - Flash flood warning for Black Forest Fire burn scar extended until midnight.

9:15 p.m. - Security guard at Glenn Eyrie tells Jonathan Petramala his spotter has not reported any flooding yet.

9:13 p.m. - KRDO's Jonathan Petramala reports South Douglas Creek is rushing at 30th and Flying W. Just a few inches of brown water.

9:11 p.m. - The city of Colorado Springs has activated its emergency operations center. Crews there will monitor the Waldo Canyon Fire burn scar overnight for flooding.

9:11 p.m. - The Colorado Springs Fire Department has sent 2 units to Manitou Springs to help out should flooding develop.

9:06 p.m. - Radar shows another round of heavier rain approaching the Black Forest Fire burn scar, which has already seen flash flooding tonight.

8:57 p.m. - We have crews in Black Forest and Manitou Springs. Some flooding reported in Black Forest. So far no major flooding has been reported in Manitou Springs or Ute Pass.

8:39 p.m. - Shoup Road is closed at Tahosa Lane in Black Forest because of rushing water.

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