Interactive Map of the Colorado Floods

A useful tool for finding shelters and understanding the geography of the water.

The past week has seen devastating flooding to Colorado's Front Range, forcing thousands to flee their homes and killing seven.

The Atlantic's In Focus gallery is showcasing some of the images that illustrate the scale of this disaster. For understanding the flood's geography, we have this map, from the mapping company Esri, which shows which regions are flooded and where those in need can find shelters. A tip: At the top, you'll need to hide the intro in order for the drop-down menu to work, and once you've done that, you'll be able to select among the four areas the map focuses on (Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins).

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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