Good Old Days set for this weekend in Lyons, flood recovery continues
June 24, 2016
It’s been almost three years since an eight-day “100-year storm” wrecked havoc in the valley that is home to Lyons, a town with a population of just over 2,000 people.
The term “100-year storm” is an arbitrary figure, but most can imagine that it rained. And it rained a lot, for a long time.
Left Hand Water District General Manager Christopher Smith said that the way the storm hovered over the area is mind-boggling.
“The whole meteorological impact is pretty fascinating,” Smith said. “It sat over the headwaters to Lefthand Creek, Boulder Creek and the South Platte River f...