Colorado Experience: Big Thompson Flood

About This Episode


2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the most deadly natural disaster in Colorado's history. The combination of a state and national holiday, a downed weather warning station, and a torrential stationary rainstorm, left 144 people dead and even more wounded. Explore the conditions that lead to this traumatic disaster, and hear powerful stories from several survivors.

Colorado Experience is is a television series produced by Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado. It is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the people, events and places that have shaped Colorado.