Big Thompson Flood

Premieres 10-6-16

When the skies opened on July 31, 1976, few anticipated this summer storm would result in the deadliest flash flood in Colorado’s recorded history. Over twelve inches fell in a four-hour period leading to a wall of water that swept away everything from power-lines and trees to cars and homes. 144 lives were lost and another 150 were injured on this tragic day. What remain are the survivor’s stories, and a few stubborn structures displaying the evidence of nature’s impact on a man-made environment.