An historical archive of the year of the great flood.

Jamestown Floods (contributed by Tom Maloney):

  • June 1894: Washed out bridges and roads in James Canyon. Jamestown received heavy damage. James creek grew to 250 feet wide in some locations. The Union Church-was destroyed. Springdale (about a mile below Jamestown) was destroyed.
  • August 1913: Caused extensive damage and Jamestown was isolated for two weeks when the access road washed out.
  • August 1963: No Date Found.
  • 1969 Flood: Destroyed numerous homes and left the town isolated for several days.
  • September 2013: Surpassed all previous records.

An article in Boulder Magazine characterized the flooding in areas like Jamestown as a 1,000 year event. The story of the September 2013 flood is still evolving and will be for some time to come. This web site is dedicated to telling the story as it unfolds.



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