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Campers evacuated as river floods Colo.’s St. Vrain State Park

(Sept. 13, 2013) -- Water escaping the dam in Lyons found its way to the St. Vrain River and pushed water 19 miles east to St. Vrain State Park, writes CBS Denver. The swollen river shut down campsites and forced tourists to pack up and head out.

LONGMONT, Colo. — Water escaping the dam in Lyons found its way to the St. Vrain River and pushed water 19 miles east to St. Vrain State Park, writes CBS Denver. The swollen river shut down campsites and forced tourists to pack up and head out.

“I can’t believe there’s so much rain here. We’ve never seen a drop of rain,” said camper Brian McCape.

Police in Longmont said they have enacted their 500-year flood plan, reports CBS Denver.

“This has got to be the largest storm that I can imagine in the state’s history,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday morning.

For the complete story from CBS Denver, click here.

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