How about that early afternoon rain we saw today? Pretty cool, huh? Most people were starting to forget what rain looked like. We don't get a ton of rain here in Western Colorado. These last few months, we've barely had an ounce. What happens if and when we get too much?
Many Western Colorado residents are jumping for joy over all the recent snowfall. Ski fanatics around the area have never had it so good. There is, of course, the flip side to all this precipitation which may not be music to your ears.
Following a really cheesy Winter and early Spring fire hazard warnings, Western Colorado is now seeing record rainfall, and as a consequence, rock slides and flooding. Take a look at Grand Junction area floods from the 1940s and 50s with photographs from Bob Grant.