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Thursday, September 12, 2013

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 ~~~

4 comments:

  1. So very sad that you are going through this terrible event...but Kobi is always a trooper♥

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  2. You guys have had quite the weather this year.

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  3. Sorry it's such a mess up there. Glad you are able to get around.

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  4. Please surface so we know you are okay...and since you need sunshine (and not more rain), I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Here's the scoop: http://1000newmercies.blogspot.com/2013/10/and-nominees-are.html

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