Colorado Floods with Laura Pritchett on Science Questions

Oct 11, 2013

Science Questions explores the recent Colorado flood with author Laura Pritchett.  She watched and listened to the flood from her Colorado home and observed the aftermath that included thousands of gallons of fracking fluid leaking into the rivers.  She recalls her shocking experiences writing about the disaster, after seeing the damage from an airplane.


Laura Pritchett, is the author of six books and has a novel coming summer 2014. Her fiction includes the novel Sky Bridge, which won the WILLA Fiction Award; and the short story collection Hell's Bottom, Colorado, which won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and the PEN USA Award. She is also the editor/co-editor of three anthologies: Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. Her newest book is Great Colorado Bear Stories and she recently wrote an article for On-Earth magazine and on the flooding, that she will discuss on the program today.