Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fast Water

This morning we drove up to Estes Park to look at the river overflowing.  Yes, I'm geeky like that.  It wasn't dangerous, and we weren't in the way.  Other than warning people to stay out of it (there've already been deaths), there was nothing to do about it.
This was the only damage we saw.  The foundation for this nice patio was pulled out from under it and it collapsed.  

You can see here how much concrete is covered with water.

Rushing water.  It was so loud.  And cold.  (The clouds might look stormy, but they are not.  It was early morning, and they hadn't moved off the mountains yet.)

Sandbags.  The water had gone down considerably since Sunday night, when we saw it on the news. 


knit1kids4 said...

Stunning what rain can do and the force water can take on!

Jennifer said...

Kristal, that isn't from rain. It's from snow melting faster than usual.

Jenn said...

Oh my!!! That is amazing!

The Reader said...

Crazy! Funny how where we live impacts our perception - I'd have said rain, too. Can't believe it's from too-fast snow melt!!! WOW!

Amanda said...

Nature at it's worst! It's still awe inspiring!

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

Holy smokes! I had no idea it was doing that in Estes. Does this mean you live in Colorado, too? I had no idea of that, either.