Thursday, September 12, 2013
This is the open space across the street from my home in Colorado Springs in the Oak Valley subdivision. I walked into my bedroom and the windows were open and I heard a sound I had not heard before - a raging river! Manitou Springs, less than ten miles from my home had a manhole cover burst with Fountain Creek raging. It resembled a geyser in Yellow Stone Park. Estes Park is landlocked. All valley highways leading to the small resort town are closed. A TV newscaster said that the amount of rain in Boulder, CO was the equivalent of 220 inches of snow!