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Colorado Flooding-Day 5: Weld County Badly Hit-Photos

It is still raining in the eastern Colorado for the fifth day on Saturday, causing more damages to the flooded area as rivers overflow their banks.

Houses, roads, farms and bridges are damaged and destroyed by the flood waters and landslides.

One of the hardest hit areas are in Weld County where the swollen St. Vrain, Big Thompson and Cache La Poudre rivers empty into the South Platte River.

Sean Conway, a commissioner of rural Weld County, said that, “This is a five hundred to a hundred years flood.”

The National Weather Service said that some areas have seen more than 15 inches of rain in a span of three days, which is above average rainfall totals for an entire year.

National Guard troops and local emergency crews team up on search and rescue missions.

The seasonal monsoon rains started on Monday and by Wednesday night, flood waters flowed down from the mountain canyons into the foothills, particularly Boulder.

Ashlee Herring, a spokeswoman for the Boulder Office of Emergency Management said, “All the roads on the western side of the county are lost – they’re gone.”

Further downstream in Morgan County, the farming communities of Weldona, Goodrich, Muir Springs and Orchard were under evacuation orders.

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Photos: Kjeragbolten, The Natural Stone Skywalk

A man standing on top of Kjeragbolten.

A man standing on top of Kjeragbolten.

I love natural world especially when they are beautiful.

The picture above is a picture of a natural rock named Kjeragbolten, which is firmly placed between a 6 1/2-foot gap in the Kjerag mountain in Rogaland, Norway.

Kjeragbolten, which means ‘Kjerag Boulder’, is a natural sky bridge 3,228 feet (984m) above the stony abyss of Lysefjord.

It was estimated that Kjeragbolten was wedged into place after the Norwegian Glacier melted about 50,000 B.C. which is around the last Ice Age.

The same glacier carved the 26 miles long fjord of Lysefjord.

It is a popular hiking destination as it can be reached without any special climbing gear and hikers love to take their photos on Kjeragbolten.

There are more photos below …

Would you like to cross the natural skybridge of Kjeragbolten?

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