Historical Flood Still Evident
It's been 18 months since the historic widespread flooding of 2013 that happened in Colorado. All along the Front Range and foothills, there is visible evidence of the unprecedented storms that wiped out entire communities and caused over $3 billion in damages in 24 counties and more than 2,000 square miles. The scars on the landscape write their own stories of destruction that will still be legible one hundred years from now.
This fence along the Big Thompson River collected all kinds of debris as water rushed out of the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon onto the fertile farm lands of Loveland. Mud, twigs, grass, tree branches, stones and more are all tightly caked onto the wires and apparently these ghostly collections are not going anywhere soon as this is a common sight up and down the entire Front Range. There once was a beautiful walking/bike path next to this fence, along the river, but it remains closed and in need of major repair.
We are slowly recovering as a city, county and state but there are still many displaced families who lost all of their worldly possessions, their homes, and even the ground upon which their houses were built. My heart goes out to those still in need. May you find the good in all of this and may life be better for you than it was before a torrent of rain changed everything.