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    I've been watching the news of all that crazy weather and flooding in Colorado. I sure hope all our retriever friends are safe!
    When it stops being fun, I will find something else to do with my time and money.

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    It has been raining since Monday. Up and down the Front Range most everything close to water, below dams, creeks, rivers is not a good place to be. I've been here 14 years and never seen anything close to this amount of rain.
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    So many of us were at Berthod (on I25 right between Loveland and Longmont) last weekend at a hunt test, and it was so blazing hot and dry as to be a challenge to keep the dogs performing. This weekend, wow, what a difference. We took the highway to Estes Park awhile back and chuckled over the sign that says "when creek rises move to higher ground"... that's right about where the highway is now washed out. Drove right through Lyons, which is now isolated. What a difference a couple of rainy days can make...
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    You guys stay safe!

    If we could pull all that rain over here, we sure would! It always amazes me that we can be so dry while our neighbors are hit with so much rain.
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    So far we have only had a steady rain for an few days. Unusual, but nowhere like what is happening in CO! Be safe!
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    Steady rain never causes flooding- my Corporate offices were evacuated at 1 yesterday. Haven't heard anything new yet today. No emails so I assume nobody is back in yet.

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    The rain is crazy! 14" in 24 hours at Fort Carson. They actually closed Cheyenne Mountain Air force Station (NORAD)...and if I heard the news correctly it's for everyone to include mission essential personnel...that is a first!

    Good news: pond is FULL (hope the dam holds)
    Bad news: drive way is washing away and I have huge ruts forming

    We need rain, but dang this is crazy...
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    Wife and I are both born and raised in Colorado. I recall the Big Thompson flood, that too was a real wet year, then the rain hit over the Big Thompson area at night, the resulting flood killed a lot of people. I saw the flood roaring down into Manitou Springs earlier this Summer. Hope it calms and no one else is killed or injured. I was up in the Taylor Reservoir area this July and the lake was lower than it has ever been. Maybe this rain season has a silver lining and the water tables in Colorado will get corrected.....Good Luck

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    How is it in western CO, Grand Junction area?

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    Just to give everyone an idea of how bad it is, there aren't that many major highways through CO and almost all of them are closed somewhere:

    The following roadways are closed to traffic (both directions unless noted):
    Interstate 70 westbound at Beaver Brook (rockslide east of Twin Tunnels) - Anticipate one lane traffic in each direction open in approximately one hour
    Interstate 25 southbound from Wyoming border to SH 402
    Interstate 25 northbound from State Highway (SH) 7 to SH 14
    Interstate 25 southbound SH 14 to SH 402
    I-25 Northbound / Southbound Ramps to State Highway 119
    I-70 eastbound off-ramp to Quebec Street
    I-70 eastbound off-ramp to southbound I-225
    U.S. 6 (Vasquez Boulevard) between 60th Avenue and 74th Avenue
    U.S. 34 between Glade Road and Estes Park
    U.S. 36 eastbound from Table Mesa Drive to 96th Street
    U.S. 36 between Boulder and Estes Park
    SH 119 between Boulder and Nederland (Boulder Canyon)
    SH 119 between County Line Road and I-25
    SH 14 between Ted’s Place and Walden
    U.S. 287 at Big Thompson River in Loveland
    SH 7 between Lyons and Estes Park
    SH 8 between Morrison and U.S. 285
    SH 30 (Havana Street/Aurora) at Alameda Avenue
    SH 44 (104th Avenue) at Riverdale Road
    SH 52 eastbound from County Road (CR) 1 and U.S. 287
    SH 60 at CR 46
    SH 66 between 53rd Street (Longmont) and Lyons
    SH 66 between CR 13 and CR 19
    SH 72 between 72nd and 80th avenues
    SH 72 between SH 93 and SH 119 (Coal Creek Canyon
    SH 72 at Allenspark
    SH 74 at CR 73 (Evergreen)
    SH 83 (Parker Road) between Florida and Jewell avenues
    SH 93 between 64th Avenue and SH 128
    SH 265 (Old Brighton Road) at Colorado Boulevard (Commerce City)
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