Denver, Colorado 2021-06-12 19:35:49 –
Denver-It’s no exaggeration to say that on a hot Saturday in June, there is no better place than in the cold waters of Colorado’s streams and rivers.
“It feels great. The reset is good and everything is washed away. It’s perfect,” said a Boulder Creek swimmer.
With fewer choices due to dangerous situations, Creek offers relief from the heat this weekend.
“Now we are clearly at the peak of the snowmelt spill season,” said Golden Fire Rescue Lieutenant Mark Starley.
The rapidly melting mountain snow moves some of our streams and rivers quickly and at high levels.
“People have been separated from their party, overwhelmed by water, and probably not prepared for the power we have here at Clear Creek,” Starley said.
This is why Golden Police closed Clear Creek on Tuesday for activities like tubing. For example, only experienced kayaks can get on the water.
“The next two months are like the season when water is expected to cause problems,” Staley said. Last Saturday, Golden Fire Rescue provided at least two quick water rescues.
Fort Collins officials recently closed the Legacy Park parking lot to prevent people from kayaking and tubing on the Poodle River. Spring spills and debris from the Cameron Peak fire made the river dangerous and brought about 20 rescues this season.
Boulder Police said it would continue to monitor the situation at Boulder Creek to determine if it needed to be closed in the near future. However, some visitors on Saturday remained cautious.
“As long as I’m careful, I’m in a hurry,” said the swimmer. “You have to be careful”
Fewer options this weekend to cool off due to dangerous conditions in rivers, creeks Source link Fewer options this weekend to cool off due to dangerous conditions in rivers, creeks