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High water scour line at Boulder Canyon 80 feet above the low water level.

High water scour line at Boulder Canyon 80 feet above the low water level.

Floods

"Do what we will, the Colorado will one day find an unimpeded way to the sea." Donald Worster. 

FLOODING: studies and reviews about the frequency and magnitude of paleo and historic regional floods (snow melts and cloudbursts), and the catastrophic impact to the engineered hydraulic works of the Colorado River Basin that is inevitable as flood control capacities are compromised by sediment fill in reservoirs and the ageing of infrasructure.

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