Ice Dam Breaks, Sends 4-Feet Of Water Down Big Thompson River
There was a bit of a scare in the Big Thompson Canyon today. Emergency notifications were sent out to residents along the river to warn of four-feet of water that had broken through an ice dam. Thankfully the Larimer Sheriff now says those notifications are cancelled and everything int he canyon looks okay.
According to KDVR, several feet of freezing water broke through an ice dam in the Big Thompson Canyon earlier this afternoon. The dam broke near mile maker 78 on highway 34 (near where the Indian Village used to stand) and up to four-feet of water was moving swiftly down the river. Emergency notifications started being sent out at 1:40PM.
After last year's flooding I'm sure everyone near that river is on edge when they hear news like this. Glad today's news turned out to be nothing of consequence.
All is well that ends well. :)