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The Great Boulder Flood

imageGregory Creek Destroys Pennsylvania Street  1/2 Block Behind Our House

While we’ve been away, Boulder suffered a devastating 100 year flood, apparently so destructive that Obama has approved federal disaster aid for the county. Wow. Last time we went on vacation the big Fourmile fire raged and forced evacuations in our neighborhood, missed that one too. The people watching our house say it is ok.

I found the pic above on a twitter account of Kari Armstrong. This shows where Gregory Creek passes under Pennsylvania between 6th and 7th streets. This little creek is dry ten months out of the year, normally flowing in April and May during the spring thaw. Nice to listen to on warm spring evenings, not so nice during floods.

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