posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:01 PM
Denver Native here.
What they do during storms and in the spring time is slowly drain Chatfield Reservoir which drains into Platte River to make room for all the mountain
run-off and excess from the storms (when we get ones like this one).
Nothing unusual about what's going on. I remember being 10 years old and the Platte was flooded from May to September. It has happened a few times
since then. We have over 40 feet of snow in the mountains that is going to melt like crazy once it heats up! It all has to go somewhere. We will
probably see some localized flooding, but nothing like in the south. That's why we have Cherry Creek and Chatfield.
Our water and flood control systems are some of the most advanced in the country because of out mountains. After the Flood of 1965, they started
implementing these control systems.
My mom recalls this wall of water flowing by. She could hear it, living about 10 miles from where the water was flowing.
edit on 11-5-2011 by
Denco because: link