My Memories Of The 1965-66 Floods

The 1965 flood was the most extensive flood in Colorado’s history, but I wasn’t living in Colorado at the time. I was in Los Alamos, New Mexico and the road washed out between Los Alamos and Santa Fe after weeks of endless rain. For close to a year, the only way to get to Santa Fe was to drive north to Espanola and then back south to Santa Fe.

I am enjoying reading these old newspaper articles, because it jogs my memory about things I hadn’t thought about for decades.

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2 Responses to My Memories Of The 1965-66 Floods

  1. darrylb says:

    In the spring of 1965, i watched a motor boat drive down the streets of Mankato MN and into some stores, (the ones with a higher elevation)
    Worked all night sandbagging at one location. At dawn, climbed to the top of the sandbag wall, looked down at the top of heads about 10 ft below.
    Then I turned and looked at the water. It was about 6 inches from the top. I turned and looked again at the people below, and then back at the water. Holy ——–
    Amazingly that part of the damn stopped flooding in that area.
    North Mankato started a “Fun Days” Celebration as a thank you for all who worked to save most of the city from flooding. The celebration continues to this day, and like the history of many things I doubt most attendees know anything of its origins.

  2. gregole says:

    Same here Steve, I remember floods in Southern California in my youth when evil CO2 was below 280 pppm.

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