Earlier today, CW, in conjunction with AW, contacted the Jefferson County attorney's office and the Douglas County Sheriff about the River Closure Order, closing certain sections of the South Platter River to all recreational users. They agreed that under C.R.S. Sec. 33-13-111, the river closure order should not apply to whitewater canoes and kayaks. Jefferson County has issued an amended river closure order that exempts whitewater canoes, kayaks, multi-chambered professionally guided rafts, and multi-chambered river boards. Douglas County will do the same.
You should know that even though the order was overbroad, the Assistant Jefferson County Attorney with whom I spoke and Sheriff Spurlock responded to our concerns promptly and quickly amended the order to comply with the statute.
If I have done it correctly, a pdf of the revised order will be attached to this post.
Have Fun. Be Safe.
CW Board Member
Also posted on behalf of Nathan Fey of American Whitewaterrevised closure order.pdf