Wow! Mother nature sure has a way of showing her power
My wife has an Aunt who lives on the South Platte near Buffalo Creek. Any chance that's close enough to hook up with you if I get out that way? I've never been out West.
I know in some places like Clear Creek and BSF in TN we commonly see trees 30-40 feet above the water line. I know I wouldn't want to be near the river when it gets like that.