Big Thompson River
On July 31, 1976, one of the most catastrophic weather events in Colorado’s history unfolded as a late afternoon thunderstorm developed near Estes Park.
Authorities have identified a man who fell into the Big Thompson River early Friday morning after falling and striking his head on the rocks.
If state and local governments don’t meet face to face with their citizens and become a sounding board for all their frustrations, they’ve missed a valuable opportunity. That’s one major lesson learned from the flood: Listen to your residents.
No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate.
The Big Thompson flood struck 38 years ago, claiming the lives of more than 140 people.
Volunteers were out all day packing sandbags in Loveland on Friday hoping that all of the hard work will help save homes.
A combination of warm weather and more afternoon thunderstorms will keep snowpack melting and water levels on the rise.
Warm temperatures and the threat for more afternoon thunderstorms are in the forecast.
Crews are starting to tear down some homes inside the Big Thompson Canyon nearly eight months after devastating flooding damaged hundreds of homes and killed two people.
Heavy rain combined with the spring snowmelt is a concern in those areas that flooded last fall and caused a lot of damage.