Amazing to build anything in a flood zone.
By Penelope Purdy
Denver Post Columnist
Experts say an extreme downpour could burst the Cherry Creek Dam, sending a 52-foot-high wall of water roaring into a metropolis of 2 million people. The flood’s force would uproot trees, topple power lines and tear buildings from their foundations. Cars on Interstate 225 would be swept away. Much of Glendale would be engulfed.
The crest would undulate with the shape of the landscape and creek bed, but remain big, fast and deadly for a long distance.
It would stand four stories high and be traveling…
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