Hell or High Water: Floods of Douglas County's First 140 Years
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Water has always been an important resource in Colorado. The lack of water or of water rights can make or break a town or subdivision. Douglas County, usually the home to small creeks and dry creekbeds has had its share of extreme weather. A heavy rainstorm on the Palmer Divide south of Greenland can cause major flooding in Castle Rock. A cloudburst near West Creek can cause damage to sections of highway as far north as Deckers nine miles away. While dams and other means have been built or proposed to protect Denver, the Douglas County area is still subject to this type of natural disaster.
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