It’s been raining in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park since Monday and it’s finally taking its toll on the community. Many businesses and homes are flooded and many have been evacuated. Downtown is flooded from the confluence of the Big Thompson River and Fall Rivers through the main street. Hopefully the sandbags are holding the water from getting inside their doors.
The Big Thompson River is really flooding over by Fun City and Piccadilly Square. The first photograph is of the bridges and underwater amusements at Fun City. The second photograph is of the meadow and parking lot by the dam. The huge dam in the distance has 5 of its flood gates open.
All of the roads into and out of Estes Park, including Highway 34, Highway 36 and Route 7 are closed because of washouts and rock slides.
Hopefully the rain will stop soon and it will dry up. It’s rained enough!!