Saturday, November 11, 2006

Rain of Biblical Proportions

Glacier National Park made history this past week. The park received somewhere in the neighborhood of eleven inches of rain over a couple of days. At times there were torrential downpours that wrecked havoc throughout the park.

Going-to-the-Sun Road suffered severe damage at a number of locations in the form of washouts. In one area, both sides of the road for an eighty foot stretch have completely disappeared. Historic Many Glacier Lodge suffered damage on the bottom floors (pic below). Officials are still trying to assess damage throughout the park.

Swiftcurrent Creek flowing over Many Glacier Hotel access bridge
Courtesy of the National Park Service

See more photos of flood damage in Glacier Park.

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