June kicked off with temperatures in the 90's caused a fast spring

runoff of the mountain snow pack. This combined with several days of torrential down pours

caused the Lone Tree Creek that starts in Wyoming, the Poudre River and South Platte Rivers

all to swell outside their banks and cause some significant flooding to low lying areas

here at Redgate and all the towns that the rivers run through.

Pictured above is the Lone Tree Creek (east border of Redgate).

Normally, only about 10 feet across...

On this day almost 30 feet.


A lush spring growing season of South Platte river bottom (south border of Redgate)

beginning to flood. The South Platte in the distance under the tree line.


Same picture with my cell phone.

Same day a half turn to the left (east).


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One day later. The river bottom is almost completely under water...


Same picture with my digital camera.


Same day a half a turn to the right (west).


Same day a half a turn to the left (east).


Almost a full turn to the left (east). Looking down toward the neighbors.


The same day another view of the Lone Tree Creek.


Looking east toward the neighbors, the river bottom fully flooded.


The Lone Tree Creek on right almost overtaking

the Redgate access road to the back of the farm.


A beautiful picture of the flooded river bottom on June 16th, 2010.


Same day a half turn to the west.

The same day a half turn to the east.


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A little drive down the road to the east of Redgate shows the normally slow running

South Platte river well out of its banks and really rolling along.


Our neighbors were told by the last home owners that once every 5 to 10 years

they would be able to fish off their front porch. They didn't believe them....


Another neighbor praying the river will stop short of his porch.


Looking west toward Redgate.


Down river this bridge closed the same day.

White water lapping up to the bridge supports...

The South Platte measured at 4800+ cubic feet per second.

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A few days later all is well, bridges reopening.

No one can tell what the rivers will do in the springtime...