On Golden Ponds

Parts of Longmont, Colorado are flooded. One of the main recreational attractions in Longmont is Golden Ponds, which is a series of old gravel pits along the St. Vrain River – that are now filled with water. How did billions of eight inch diameter river rocks get transported 10 miles from the mountains?

Longmont sits on the flood plain of Lefthand Creek and the St. Vrain River.  Much of the newer parts of the city are built on flood detritus.  The older parts of the city are built on higher ground and do not flood. One hundred years ago, few people were foolish enough to build their house on the flood plain.

The climate isn’t getting worse, people are just getting increasingly stupid.

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5 Responses to On Golden Ponds

  1. “Who knows only his own generation remains always a child.”
    — the epitaph for our time
    (it’s etched over the main entrance to Norlin Library at CU)

  2. Lawrence13 says:

    ‘On Golden Ponds’ Sums up the UK NHS treatment of the elderly

  3. Douglas Hoyt says:

    When the last ice age ended, there must have been enormous floods east of the Rockies. That might explain some of the erratic boulders on the plains.

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