Colorado flood devastation, by the numbers
The Denver Post lists some of the staggering figures related to the flooding. Here are a few:
- Boulder’s 25 square miles were awash in an estimated 4.5 billion gallons of water as of Friday morning.
- During flash floods, 2 feet of water can move with enough force to wash away a car. Just 6 inches of water can knock a Denver Bronco-sized adult off his or her feet.
- An acre-foot of water–the amount of water covering 1 acre with a foot of water–equals 326,000 gallons. The equivalent of 13,803 acre-feet of water fell in the Boulder area.
Read the rest of the list here.