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Colorado Flooding.

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Colorado Flooding due to Precipitation.

 

A large number of rescues are continuing.  People will live in flood plains, and take their chances.

 

The interesting thing in all of this is the unprecedented precipitation.  The weather mavens have a new conundrum to deal with.  Do you suppose all that stuff about climate change is true after all?

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The problem here is that up in the mountains isn't really where the historical flood plains are (hence the 'plains'). The flash flooding is from the rivers/streams/creeks not being able to keep up with the flow of a foot of rain in an hour. Some of the run-off problem lies with the fact that after the wildfires the ground cover is gone and then there's nothing to help soak up the water. Once water finds it's course it can turn a trickle into a torrent in no time. I know this from 1st hand experience. I grew up around that area of Colorado so I know what the terrain's like.

 

No question...it's a mess.

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  • Some people are stubborn enough to think they can outlast nature.

     

    'Special education teacher Brian Shultz, 38, was torn about leaving his Jamestown home.

     

    "I was thinking about staying. I could have lasted at least a year. I have a lot of training in wilderness survival," he said, adding that he probably had enough beer to last the whole time.'

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    Sounds like an article from Simcity 2000 lol. 

     

    Wilderness survival expert Brian Holmes said he was unfazed by the Mayor's plans to demolish the city's vital services. "No, I'm not really that concerned. For me this just presents a fun and interesting new challenge." He was later arrested for attempting to kill and eat his neighbor's cat Fluffy.

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  • And now more rain.

     

    If it is not one thing, its another:  Forest/Bush fires denude the slopes, then it rains for days, saturating the soil.  Mudslides and floods to follow.  Where there is more rain than normal on the mountain rock, the run off causes casual streams to become dangerous torrents.  Would have been nicer if all this rain fell on the drought-stricken areas.

     

    Nature has a way of balancing things out.  Nature's way is likely to have nothing to do with man's plans.

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