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Three years ago, flood waters rushed down the Big Thompson River through Estes Park and eastward to Loveland destroying whole stretches of the river channel and adjoining roads. That flood echoed a similar one 40 years ago that killed 144 people, destroyed countless homes and decimated the river bed. Now, roads are being repaired and the ecosystem is slowly recovering, and that recovery is crucial for the economy of local communities. Read more here.