The Big Thompson Floods Almost A Year Later
The canyon and river bank are still a mess in Big Thompson Canyon.
It happened in 1976 and again in 2013. Last September the floods through the Big Thompson Canyon between Estes Park and Loveland, CO ravished homes and communities. Driving up Highway 34, you can see damaged buildings, homes and businesses. Some are marked with spray paint and others have no floors or sides.
Colorado Department of Transportation crews are still removing debris and giant boulders from the river, the bank and the side of the road. Parts of US Highway 34 washed away. A banner in Drake, hanging on a home sums it up: THANK YOU HARD HAT ANGELS.