Photo of the Day: Colo. Floods May Help Farmers

Surging waters in Colorado swept away barns, silos and fences and left houses covered in mud in Johnstown, Colo. They also brought relief to drought-hardened areas, with moisture restored in deep soils and the possibility of reservoirs refilling to help farmers well into next year.

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(AP) — The South Platte River stretches into neighboring fields and roads Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 southwest of Greeley, Colo.

As water levels receded on Monday emergency responders began to assess damage in some areas. (AP Photo/The Greeley Tribune, Joshua Polson)