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Old 09-12-2013, 08:41 AM
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I had hoped to take today off to fish but between the weather and some stuff that came up at work I changed my plans. The rain we have gotten on the Front Range these past few days has been far more than I imagined. After temps in the upper 90's and even broaching 100 occasionally just last week the rain felt pretty good. But now it is getting serious. Checked out the data for Boulder Creek at Boulder

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And the Big Thompson below the dam in Estes

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Apparently the St. Vrain at Longmont has jumped from around 3.5 feet to upwards of 7 ft.

Hopefully the trout can weather the storm alright hanging out on the bottom, as long as the flood waters aren't too powerful. However there are a lot of people being impacted. Some people are evacuated and many are stuck at home. I hope that the people living in these harder hit areas are doing alright. Going to be a tough day for a lot of folks, and then the clean-up.
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Yeah... I fished Bear Creek Monday, it was running 40-ish. This morning it's at almost 700 and still climbing.
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BULLETIN.....Front Range fly fishing has been postponed !!!
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That is amazing. I've never seen a chart like that. It went from about 100 cfs to 1300 in less than 24 hours? I can even imagine that possible.
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We have more rain coming and no place for it to go.

You gotta see this vid.....Teen catches fish in Aurora street | Video | 9news.com

Here are pics sent into 9 news from folks around the front range. Damage is unbelievable!

Colorado flooding: 3 killed; flood waters force evacuations, destroy roads | 9news.com
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I think the 3-weight isn't going to make it...
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Don't think so either. Have you got one of these in your quiver? ......


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Ha! I could help get some of the stuck vehicles out of the water with that. We just got the automated warning that flash floods were imminent... We live up over 8000 feet, not a flood plain. If we get flooded up here, you flatlanders better have an ark or two...
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Wow, that is one big spike in the water levels! I was kind of wondering about that when I heard on the radio that Boulder, CO was experiencing flooding and that hwy 36 was closed. This morning I heard that west of Laramie, WY has a flood watch for today. We have been getting some needed rain over on the west side of Wyoming that last few days which has helped bring the stream temps down, but not enough to really impact the flows very much.

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The news keeps coming in. Heard they are evacuating the canyon along Bear Creek between Morrison and Evergreen. The river is nearly over its banks. More rain coming.

Here is a picture a friend took in our neighborhood. This is a greenspace that provides drainage down to a local creek that feeds a creek that feeds the S Platte. There's not usually much water in the greenspace but some nice walking paths. The paths go under the bridge, probably with enough clearance to drive a truck through.

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