Simply, Boulder is wrecked.
Dave got out of the neighborhood on his bike a few days after the worst of the rain and captured some photos of the area near our home.
We live in south Boulder near Table Mesa and Broadway. Although MANY people here are flooded with water and sewage, south Boulder was not as hard hit and the northern part (keeping in mind it's hardly a big city). Still, the devastation around us is awful. I don't want to minimize what people are going through at all by noting the south wasn't a bad. It's bad here too.
This first photo is taken on Broadway just south of Table Mesa. Locals will recognize what we know as the Shanahan Ranch. Or lake now.
Someone with a sense of humor. I can't even recognize this place. Maybe Dave can provide some context to this photo later.
The day after 36 (Dave is standing on the Table Mesa overpass) reopened (at least into town- it was still closed out of town). The night before, this spot has 6-8' of water on it. If we had wanted to leave Boulder, we couldn't have. Trucks had cleaned all the junk off the road by the time this was taken.
I've taken many visitors to the duck pond across the street. This is that tiny feeder of water to the pond. As the water receded, we learned that it is now covered in lovely potato sized rocks that came from somewhere.
This is Marshall Road after the waters went down and it was passable. This is where Dave later found the 12" trout on the centerline gasping for life. :(