After the flood waters subsided, plows were brought in to clear the streets. Mounds of sandy soil and rocks lined the streets throughout Boulder and in many areas, the sediment was piled more than a foot deep on the right-of-way between the street and sidewalk.
Pine logs washed down from the mountains above Boulder were stripped of bark and deeply scarred by the time they wound up on the city’s streets.
Debris that floated was left piled wherever it reached a barrier that kept it from flowing any farther.
Formerly lush green lawns were buried with sandy soil and strewn with rocks washed out of nearby creek beds.
Part of this yard was filled with sand a full foot deep which gave the appearance that deciduous trees were growing on a beach.
This apartment house was right in the active floodway and was pummeled with rocks tumbled along by strong water currents.