Flood-damaged bridge (DI02636) Photo by Carlye Calvin
In June 2010 quickly melting snow caused Boulder Creek to rise to dangerous levels. A partially washed out culvert-style bridge and resulting debris was blocking the flow of water and causing water in Boulder Creek to back up. Authorities feared a surge of one to three feet could cause flooding in downtown Boulder and decided to remove the remains of the bridge.
copyright University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, photo by Carlye Calvin
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