This is a hard one to photograph and write about. We have so many friends and have had so many good times in Lyons, CO. We consider the North and South Vrain two of our local rivers.
I had the opportunity to tour some of the damage and here is what I saw. This is from a kayakers perspective showing many of the river features that were damaged in the flood. See the remains of the October Hole and Meadows Park. The Black Bear & A-Hole seem to have weathered the best. It is estimated that the Vrain below the confluence was at 27'000 CFS, this river is normally around 40-120cfs in Sep.
Our harts go out to all the people effected by this flood. It is amazing what mother nature can do.