The unique topography of what is called the “eastern foothills” of Colorado gives rise to a weather phenomenon called “cloudbursts.” A flood resulting from a cloudburst rises so quickly that it is usually described as a ‘wall of water.’ 100 years ago today the “great flood” of 1921 came during the transition of the American west from the wild frontier to the modern world, reminding us that both are subject to the awesome power of nature.

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