Images from Colorado Flooding

September 17, 2013

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A raging waterfall destroys a bridge along Highway 34 toward Estes Park, Colorado, as flooding devastates the Front Range and thousands were forced to evacuate, on September 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Colorado Heli-Ops, Dennis Pierce)

This post is just a pointer to a jaw dropping page of photos from the Front Range Flood of 2013.

Many more stunning images here at The Atlantic. Go look there. Come back here.

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A home and car are stranded after a flash flood in Coal Creek destroyed the bridge near Golden, Colorado, on September 12, 2013. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)

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Culverts and a boat are piled up after a flash flood in Coal Creek destroyed bridges near Golden, Colorado, on September 12, 2013. (Reuters/Rick Wilking)

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15 Responses to “Images from Colorado Flooding”

    • redskylite Says:

      See what you are trying to do there omnologos – but it is billed as a 1000 year, historical event and exceeds anything known before it. Here is an interesting reference a view from space before and after which you might care to view.

      http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2013/09/15/colorado-deluge-flooding-before-after-seen-from-space/

      • omnologos Says:

        But the “1,000 year event” claims are the usual climate porn (combined with American obsession with this kind of statistics). Let’s wait to see what scientific reports will say about the 2013 flood.

        For now all we can see is that a flood-prone area has been the victim of floods.

        • redskylite Says:

          Well yes you could consider the Time magazine and the discover magazine American porn I guess, but I hope you find NOAA to be respectable, here is a link that I hope you will find more satisfying
          http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/boulder/ also as an avid IT programmer in 1981 you will be very interested to read the Santer et al 2013 report on human caused global warming imprints


        • Actually Maurizio, the “1000 year event” shouldn’t be dismissed as “climate porn” at all as it is based solidly on real-time data from an extensive set of gauging stations and historical data. It is actually quite simple for hydrologists to assess the magnitude of individual events very rapidly. I realise that minimising scientific findings that you don’t understand is an oft employed and favoured tactic of the ignorants of this world but it doesn’t wash. Having worked as a hydrologist for a number of years, I am familiar with how the “1000 year event” statement can be made and I am more than happy to explain the process to you if you are interested? Or perhaps you would prefer to remain ignorant so you can continue to spout your special brand of drivel?

          • omnologos Says:

            I prefer not to dwell into porn, thank you very much, and one can feel the excitement by Romm and others at the possibility of screaming “1,000 year event”.

            Hopefully the well-measured (pun) post that came after this one will be able to communicate some sense (another pun) to you simplifiers.


          • Ok, so it’s wilful ignorance then. I’m not surprised. You’re afraid you might learn something that makes your previous comment look silly and that’s ok. We can’t all be adults.

          • omnologos Says:

            yes you’re ignorant of the situation – unsurprising usually, but this time around there is a blog post you have refused to read until now, and it’s on this very website. Wakey wakey!!


          • I am fully aware of the latest blog post and it still doesn’t detract from my point that you are completely ignorant of how these events are classified. In fact it actually reinforces it. I have offered to explain it to you but you have chosen ignorance instead. I’ll give you a little hint. “1000 year event” does not mean it will only happen every 1000 years. Now I know that might be a bit hard for you to grasp so I’ll be kind and provide you with a link to a 2000 publication that gives an extremely detailed description of the process and it’s quite relevant given its from Colarado. I realise you probably won’t bother reading the thing and I doubt you’d actually understand it anyway but if you do and you have any problems understanding, I am more than happy to translate the difficult parts into language you will understand. http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri99-4190/pdf/wrir99-4190_V2.pdf

          • omnologos Says:

            you have completely misunderstood my point. congratulations. now get some coffee and switch on the brains and re-read what I have written. Then tell me where I said that “1,000-year” means “it will only happen every 1,000 years”.

            I even made a reference to Americans and statistics…you didn’t get that at all.

          • Mahn England Says:

            Omnologos, your being obtuse obfuscates. If indeed you were making a point it is as usual obscure leaving others with greater clarity left arguing a point that you claim you didn’t make.


    • I guess you missed all the other big floods we have had all over the planet this past year? Europe, Russia, Pakistan, Australia, China, even little Norway.

      There is a clear trend toward more floods in the world due to the an increased hydrologic cycle from global warming. The same systems cause longer drought as well.

      http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/Ge-Hy/Global-Warming-and-the-Hydrologic-Cycle.html

      Is there anything about this you dont understand?

  1. ahaveland Says:

    Boulder, CO => Rubble, CO. :(


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