This 120 mm film negative was taken by David DeHarport in Gilcrest, Colorado on June 11, 1995. It depicts tree branches and trailers surrounded by flood waters. A railroad track on higher ground is untouched by flood waters. On June 7-8 of 1995, flooding hit the Ft. Lupton and Greeley areas of Colorado. In Gilcrest, 10 miles south of Greeley, a mobile home park was flooded by overland flow from an adjacent flooded farm field. At least 4 feet of water flooded the area and about 100 people were evacuated. An estimated 1,000 acres of cropland in northeastern Colorado was flooded along the South Platte River with at least $10 million in damages.
David DeHarport (1921-2001) was a photographer, archaeologist, and anthropologist. Between 1937-2000, DeHarport photographed the southwestern United States, specifically focusing on Colorado and the Four Corners region. Much of his work focused on abandoned agricultural and mining towns in Colorado, as well as landscapes of the state's eastern plains. This photograph is part of the David DeHarport collection.