City and County Reopen Additional Stretch of Boulder Creek
At 5 p.m. today, May 2, the City of Boulder and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will open an additional section of Boulder Creek from Broadway to the bridge at Arapahoe Avenue near 38th Street (just west of Foothills Parkway). This means the creek will be open from the western edge of the city to Arapahoe Avenue just east of 38th Street.
Contractors have completed the debris removal in this area allowing the creek to open to kayakers, swimmers and tubers.
As flood recovery work progresses, other sections of Boulder Creek will be reopened when the city and county deem that it is safe for public use.
With higher flows anticipated due to spring runoff, the city will continue to monitor Boulder Creek for public safety concerns.
In past years, Boulder Creek has been closed to tubing and swimming if flows exceed 800 cubic feet per second. This threshold will continue to be used to trigger these recreational closures during spring/summer 2014.
for flood recovery project maps and schedules.