Boulder Creek will close to all water activities for the next 60 days for flood debris clean up

BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder Creek will be closed for at least two months while crews clean debris from September's flood.

Boulder Police and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office sent a release Monday that read, "During the closure, there will be no swimming (including inner tubes), canoeing or kayaking in the creek inside city limits and in Boulder County there will be no floating (including inner tubes), canoeing or kayaking."

Police spokesperson Kim Kobel said, "We have tree limbs, sharp branches, there’s concrete with rebar sticking out of it ... We look at the public safety issue. 'Do you want to be tubing down Boulder Creek and get caught on some rebar and be seriously injured and go to the hospital?!"

Boulder Creek will be closed from Boulder Falls in the county east to 75th Street and Jay Road. If you are caught in the creek, you could face a fine up to $1,000 or up to 90 days in jail.

The closure will last for at least 60 days.

Boulder Fire-Rescue will accept public comment on the emergency rule for 30 days before deciding whether to extend the rule. You can call 303-441-4178.

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