Wells Under Floodwaters Spark Concerns

A flooded well site along the Poudre River in Greeley, Sept. 15. [Photo: KUNC/Ken Broeffle]

By Nathan Heffel, KUNC

The initial focus in the wake of Colorado's record floods this week has been on rescuing people and helping victims start to put their lives back together; but as the waters flow eastward, another concern is emerging.

“We have thousands of wells in the flood areas,” said Tisha Schuller, President of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. “Effects range from being pretty much unaffected to where berms around the facility protected them, to those standing in water and those in active running water.”

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