Boulder Creek tubing ban lifted after flow drops

BOULDER, Colo. - The tubing ban on Boulder Creek was lifted on Monday morning.

Boulder Creek was flowing at an estimated 490 cubic feet per second (CFS) Monday.  

"Tubing bans are typically implemented when the rate of flow exceeds 700 CFS in Boulder Creek," according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. "The water flow is still high and can be dangerous, particularly if we get thunderstorms with a lot of rain."

The creek normally flows at a rate between 100 and 300 CFS.

The ban was enacted May 29.

The Sheriff's Office said deputies will be removing the restriction notices along the creek Monday.

There is still a watercraft restriction on the North and South St. Vrain River through the town of Lyons. That closure includes a section of the North St. Vrain River from Apple Valley Road at County Road 71 through the Town of Lyons, and the South St. Vrain from Old South St. Vrain Road to the confluence with the North St. Vrain to the eastern town limits of Lyons.

 

 

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