EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – As the rain continues to fall and the mountain snow melts, the water runs high along Bear Creek in Evergreen. At the dam water is spilling over as well.
The real tell is a bridge on Monday only had a couple feet of space above the water, but now just inches separate it from the flow.
“The bridge needs to be raised so that this doesn’t happen, but until someone does that it’s going to continue to happen,” said Gary Mitchell at Cactus Jack Saloon. “It’s less than two years and it’s happening again.”
Mitchell doesn’t want a repeat of the 2013 flood. It cost his business hundreds of thousands.
Near Evergreen National Bank the damage from earlier flooding can still be seen, but excessive rain is causing more erosion. Yellow caution tape and cones are up to keep people away.
Across the street at Mountain Man Nut and Fruit, business owner Jeannie Flierl is concerned about the erosion.
“I’m concerned about it because I know it can only get worse,” she said. “I would love to get that fixed.”
Evergreen residents are not only keep a close eye on the weather, but continue checking Bear Creek often.