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22 Most Damaging Floods in Colorado
Date Major Stream or Location Deaths

Damages
(In 1999 $)

May 1864
Cherry Creek at Denver
?
$  6,000,000
July 1896
Bear Creek at Morrison
27
6,000,000
Oct. 1911
San Juan River near Pagosa Springs
2
6,000,000
July 1912
Cherry Creek at Denver
2
120,000,000
June 1921
Arkansas River at Pueblo
78
760,000,000
May 1935
Monument Creek at Colorado Springs
18
52,000,000
May 1935
Kiowa Creek near Kiowa
9
15,000,000
May 1942
South Platte River Basin
?
8,500,000
May 1955
2
36,000,000
June 1957
Western Colorado
?
18,000,000
June 1965
8
2,200,000,000
June 1965
16
205,480,000
May 1969
0
21,500,000
Sept. 1970
Southwest Colorado
0
13,200,000
May 1973
10
388,800,000
July 1976
144
85,200,000
July 1982
Fall River at Estes Park
3
49,080,000
June 1983
North Central Counties
10
26,250,000
May-June 1984
Western and Northwestern Counties
2
46,500,000
May-June 1993
Western Slope
0
2,140,000
July 1997
6
169,367,000
May-June 1999
0
100,000,000 (est.)
TOTALS
352
$4,486,577,000

Table info from: Kistner and Associates, 1999. Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan for Colorado. Colorado Water Conservation Board, Denver, CO.

     
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