so much water

Eric Kuhn points out that the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon on Colorado’s West Slope, and its major tributary here the Roaring Fork, peaked last Friday, right around the time I was up there gawking at all the water:

 

For a New Mexico Rio Grande guy, that’s a lot of water. But it’s actually less than currently flowing on the Green River in Utah, the main Colorado’s other big tributary.

confluence of the Colorado River, left, and the Roaring Fork, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Note coal train for scale.

But still, a lot of water. When I got down to the Roaring Fork, I could understand the name.

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