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Flash flooding headaches near Denver

DENVER (KWWL) -- The heavy rain caused a lot of headaches in and around Denver.

Linda Kruse lives about a mile south of Denver just off Highway 63.  She and her mother woke up Friday morning to find water completely surrounding their home.  It was even coming into her basement.

Kruse is blaming a neighbor who is digging a pond on his property.  She says that's changing the way water flows, but her neighbor disagrees.

"It's been doing this with all the rain that we've been getting and our neighbor to the north is digging a big old pond in his yard and he blocked off the normal outflow on the west side of his pond with a big bank and left it open on the south and east side," Linda Kruse said.

"It's not being blocked or rerouted because of my pond. It's just and I explained that to her, said because there's water coming into my yard, well, it always has done that," neighbor Joe Smith said.

Smith said late Friday afternoon the water had receded.  He wasn't alone with basement flooding problems.  His home took on about eight inches in the basement.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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