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Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's an event: Another series of flood pics

Went out again this afternoon to see if I could get close enough to the three cars in the ditch, probably Rock Creek, West of Hwy 287 on Dillon Road, but the roads were all blocked off.


On  the way back home, I did discover this farmhouse at the Public Rd. roundabout looking dangerously near flooding.


And here a span of more comprehensive flooding.


Just around the corner is the entrance to the parking lot for the Public Rd. Trailhead. No cars allowed. Crime scene tape spanning the entrance.

This is where the picnic area is and where the trailhead was.


The breach has spanned three times the original width of the creek. This is where Kobi and I often met other dogs and owners. A nice place to escape. I wonder how long it will get back to normal ... or even recognizable. The white arrow is the original width of the creek. The red arrows are where the path used to go.


And this is where the path was on the other side of the bridge where cars stop and tourist and locals alike get out to take pictures and get shooed off by the cops. My house is up the way about a quarter mile and to the left another quarter mile ... or something like that. Just a note, the creek is actually on the RIGHT side of that red arrowed walking path line.

It's an event: Flooding in Boulder County

I was certain the ground could not hold much more moisture even though we always want for it here to waylay for the forest fires. The down side though is having had forest fires, this much water just causes a bigger mess in the burn scar areas.

Now down here in the city/town, we are just getting creeks that are swelling past their capacity. I went out briefly this morning since our company called a "flood day" and I didn't have to go in. Nice reprieve!


This is Coal Creek where it goes under 119th St. in Lafayette, CO North of South Boulder Rd. and South of Dillon Rd where three cars were "eaten" when the road collapsed. I couldn't get close the that to get pictures.

Here, our walking path (for Kobi and me) has been flooded such that we can't get to our normal resting bench.


And this is the cow pasture that is usually green and lush with cows munching their feed.
Notice the arrow that shows where the creek normally flows.


I didn't let Kobi in the really deep water, but he does love to explore.


Along the path I met a few other adventuresome folks. I asked these folks names, but think I only remember Mike correctly--maybe it's Katie and Mike. They were enjoying exploring the changing landscape also.


And up the road a bit, there is another foot bridge that crosses Rock Creek--now impassable. This was one of the starting points when I did my mini-camino in the fall of 2011. So dry then ... almost too dry.

~~~ WILL POST MORE PICS LATER THIS EVENING ~~~