The Turkey Crk.Whitewater Park will be ready as soon as we figure out how to bolt car hoods and yield signs to boulders.We are also making a big water feature on Lefthand.Aurora/Arapahoe County can seemingly do whatever they want to Cherry Creek and afford to make numerous little falls .Why not playspots,so what if it runs 3 days a year? I actually love these type little creeks but a park would be impractical with the skimpy flows.Jeez those stats were even more depressing than i thought for Bear.
In all seriousness here's three better prospects
1]Ft.Collins ,already people on it for years .What's up with this?
2]Longmont on the St Vrain below the confluences with Lefthand and Boulder Creek.Would have the combined flows of 5 navigable creeks;So. Boulder,Boulder,SSV,NSV,and Lefthand,minus diversions and municipal use.I don't know if a plan exists or just local boaters kicking ideas around.There are manmade drops a little above I- 25 that could possibly be redesigned,so i've heard.
3]Lower Clear Creek through west suburbia many drops through here,bike path ,parks,access points.Has about same season as rest of creek,plus urban runnoff.Runs high briefly many years.Like on Cherry these municipalities seem to be able to modify drops on the creek for aesthetic reasons at will.