7/28/2011

Big Thompson Flood

This coming Sunday marks the 35th anniversary of one of Colorado's greatest natural disasters, the Big Thompson Flood. On the evening of July 31, 1976, heavy rains caused flooding to erupt in the Big Thompson Canyon, eventually resulting in the deaths of 139 people and causing $35.5 million in damage. If you're interested in finding out more about this terrible event, we have a number of publications in our library that can help you, including:


  • Estimation of Big Thompson Flood Rainfall Using Infrared Satellite Imagery

  • What We Have Learned Since the Big Thompson Flood

  • Flood-plain Information Report, Big Thompson River

  • What People Did During the Big Thompson Flood

  • Big Thompson Flood Disaster: Final Report to the Governor

  • The Big Thompson River Flood of July 31-August 1, 1976, Larimer County, Colorado

  • Geologic Hazards, Geomorphic Features, and Land Use Implications in the Area of the 1976 Big Thompson Flood

1 comment:

Amy Zimmer said...

The Final Report to the Governor is now available online. http://hermes.cde.state.co.us/drupal/islandora/object/co:20119/datastream/OBJ/view

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