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Old 09-13-2013   #1
 
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boating in flood waters is now illegal

At the 12 noon press briefing today the Public Information Officer for the boulder police department made it very clear...

'Since the flood areas have been officaly declared a distaster area it is now illegal to boat or tube in any of the flood waters. Anyone showing up with a kayak or tube will be arrested and face criminal charges..'

See channel 9 press release for more info...

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What exactly qualifies as a flooded area? Are there any runs that are not on that list in the front range?
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*Boulder police, just leave town and claim ignorance. The idk what your talking about ive been boating all day.
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According to the press release ALL WATER in the disaster area is closed to recreational boating.

Keep in mind that the public servants patroling these areas have probaly not had much sleep in the past 3 days and are likely to be a bit cranky with someone trying to go catch a wave while everyone else in the county has been busy saving lives.
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ok, but is there any where we can see exactly how far the disaster area extends? Is it just boulder and foco, or is it golden and denver too?
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Sounds like just Boulder.

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That said... this might be as good of an opportunity to kayak some rare fall flows as it is to help out the community. Boating past a destroyed house sends a negative image. Any ideas on how to get involved and send a positive image of kayakers helping the community as well as enjoying the water?
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Agreed... going out and having fun in a kayak while others are suffering presents a bit of a moral dilemma.
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That's a tuff call ive seen road bikers biking all around Bear Creek just because our sport is on the water makes it wrong.
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I think it's totally reasonable to shut down recreational opportunities where a number of people have required rescues and where rescue people are needed elsewhere for situations people aren't opting into. Selfish. Don't even pretend like flood boating is like regular boating particularly with land slides road collapse and god knows how much wood moving down the stream.
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All excellent thoughts. CC seems to be about the only game in town if you require a waterway that doesn't seem to have really destroyed property during this event.
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