from 9news.com. Read the last paragraph, if anything...
BOULDER COUNTY - As sure as the sun will rise and set; many people will bet you the Barker Reservoir will overflow this time each year.
"Nederland will have a group of people out here tomorrow and we'll be standing here watching that first drop come over. It's a yearly event," said Craig Skeie with the City of Boulder.
A quick glance around the reservoir on Thursday revealed some people were already showing up.
"I think it will go up this evening, there was hardly any water on the spillway this morning," said Shelley Olds Thursday afternoon.
Olds and friend Libby Ellis are on their second trip in one day to see the progress. Still, not a drop on the concrete spillway below, but it's getting close.
"Oh gosh, it's gone up at least two inches from this morning," said Olds as she took a closer look.
For the last 20 years, the Barker Reservoir has spilled over into the Boulder Creek every year, save twice. The last time it did not was in 2002.
"If it's coming up a foot a day, it's going over," smiled Olds.
Right now it is still anyone's guess on when it will happen, but according to Skeie, the overflow will not create a wall of water.
"It'll start to spill gradually and it will take a full 24 hours for everything coming into reservoir to come out of the spillway," he explained.
Skeie added the overflow will cause the amount of water running from the mouth of the Boulder Canyon to double, which could make the creek unsafe.
"What people need to do is be cautious, don't step on or around slick rocks and just pay attention," said Skeie.
If the water levels get too high, Boulder County Emergency Management could close the creek to kayakers and tubers until its safe. For now, onlookers like Olds and Ellis just cannot keep their eyes off the rising water.
"It's a big event for us since we live a desert area," Olds said.
Whatever....we go through this every year....