(My apologies for the often obnoxious advertisments that earthcam makes you endure above)
The photo above shows minor runoff through the North Douglas Creek drainage.
Click here to view a live webcam video of the North Douglas Creek Flood Cam.
To see a video of the runoff from the 30 July, 2012 rain storm - the first major rainfall after the Waldo Canyon Fire - click here.
On June 23, 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire started just west of Colorado Springs. Over the next week or so, a huge swath of national forest burned, leaving dead trees, sterilized soil, and 346 destroyed homes in it's wake. While the fire has long since been put out, the threat of flash flooding will be with us for years to come.
One of the drainages out of the Waldo Canyon Fire area is North Douglas Creek, which cuts through parts of northwest Colorado Springs, and my neighborhood. I setup this webcam to allow me to monitor the drainage culvert that cuts through our neighborhood. Over the coming years, everytime we get a flash flood alert/warning, this camera will provide a visual indication of the volume of water, mud, and debris coming out of the North Douglas Creek drainage.
Check out my gallery below for some details behind this terrible event.