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5/08/2007

Levee collapse floods several homes and businesses

Breaking Earth News
Colorado, USA
An earthen levee a half mile north of Colorado 47 along Fountain Creek disintegrated Monday morning. Large chunks broke away until it was close to 100 feet wide. Water poured into a small neighborhood that includes several businesses and houses. The creek was running at 3,000 cubic feet per second--six times what it was yesterday. More than an inch of rain overnight, pushed the creek to its banks and beyond.

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