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For Immediate Release - Aug 2, 2011
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Re: Restricted Access on Clear Creek Lifted
|Jefferson County, Co. – Effective at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 1st, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office lifted restrictions that previously limited waterway activities on Clear Creek. The boundaries affected by the order had extended from Jeffco’s western border at State Highway 119, and eastward along the canyon through the city limits of Golden to Vanover Park.
All single-chambered air inflated devices such as belly boats, inner tubes and single chambered rafts, as well as body surfers and swimming were restricted due to the high flow rate of Clear Creek. As the flow rate has decreased, water activities involving those devices will be allowed back on the creek.
Although the risk has diminished, it is still at the high end of the average annual rate, and all users are encouraged to observe extreme caution due to the safety concerns surrounding swift moving water and floating debris.
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