Larimer County engineers survey the Poudre River bridge on our northwest corner as it is battered by debris, most likely washed down from the High Park Fire area. The bridge is scheduled for replacement, and its center pylon is already damaged by previous water scoring. Engineers have monitors wired to the bridge, which keep them informed as to the bridge's health. So far, so good, they say.
The river, which runs along our north border, is at about twice its spring melt levels, and has broken through to the gravel pond natural areas to the north. It has also flooded the Poudre River bike trail to our east, along the north border of the proposed Pateros Creek housing development.