Man flooded the town of Iola; now nature is bringing back its ghost

Man flooded the town of Iola; now nature is bringing back its ghost

Whenever Bob Robbins would ride the school bus past Blue Mesa Reservoir, he felt a pang in his gut.

The vast shimmering lake, the largest in Colorado, was a recreational paradise for many and a source of power and water storage for the Gunnison Valley and beyond.

But it was once something else.

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