MEDIA ADVISORY: Colorado State University Campus Weather Station commemoration set on anniversary of 1997 Fort Collins flood

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 The important scientific contributions of the Campus Weather Station to Colorado State University, the City of Fort Collins, the State of Colorado and our nation over the past 125 years will be celebrated on the 17th anniversary of the flood that devastated campus and the Fort Collins community.

WHAT: Presentation of historic plaque commemorating CSU’s Campus Weather Station. Community Open House with refreshments and self-guided tours of the station to follow. Event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Monday, July 28, 3 – 6 p.m. with remarks at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campus Weather Station, next to the CSU Transit Center just northwest of the Lory Student Center, off Plum Street. (Alternate location: Atrium of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Jr. Bioengineering Building, northwest of the Weather Station on the corner of Loomis and Laurel streets.)

Free parking on campus in Q lots or metered parking in the Engineering/Lory Student Center Parking lot or west of the CSU Morgan Library. (Online parking map here.)

WHO: Experts and presenters, including State Climatologist Nolan Doesken and Dean of the College of Engineering David McLean, will be available for interviews before and after the presentations; graduate students will be available to provide explanations of the various parts of the station. Hosted by the CSU College of Engineering, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado Climate Center and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station.

Outreach at Colorado State University

Outreach is among the pillars upon which Colorado State University was founded upon and is an effort that continues today through interaction with our Colorado communities and around the globe. CSU’s Commitment to Community is a reflection of the University’s promise of service and engagement to Colorado citizens, executed by providing resources, participating in events, and building community partnerships.