Tuesday, October 8, 2013
FLOOD WATERS HIT 50 FEET ABOVE NORNAL AT BEAR CREEK LAKE STATE PARK.
These somewhat stunning photos from Bear Creek Lake State Park today show just how dramatic the flood waters were on the front range this past month. With a drainage that runs from Mt. Evans and north, the reservoir filled itself 50 feet above it's normal levels. Weeks later the rez is still about ten feet higher than normal. These bizarre images show just how high the water was a couple of weeks ago. These live trees clearly show the devastating flood levels. The leaves which are brown indicate the high water mark, while the top of the trees are vibrant with fall color. The entire park stinks of decay and the ground is saturated and muddy. Mother nature wins again. The boat ramp to the lake is still covered with water....an amazing historical flood event.