Tubing now allowed in Boulder Creek, St. Vrain River

BOULDER - The Boulder County Sheriff's Office, after consultation with the Boulder Police Department, canceled the tubing ban for Boulder Creek and the north and south St. Vrain River that runs through the town of Lyons on Monday.

Law enforcement officers will be removing the restriction notices along the creek.

As of Monday, Boulder Creek was flowing at an estimated 351 cubic-feet-per-second, and normally flows at a rate between 100 to 300 CFS.

The St Vrain River is flowing at 577 CFS and normally flows at 570 CFS. These flows are well below the threshold utilized to determine a ban.

The water flow is still high and can be dangerous, particularly if the area gets thunderstorms with a lot of rain. Recreationists are urged to use caution along the creek and be aware that creek banks may be unstable due to the recent high water.

Proper personal safety equipment should be utilized during recreational activities in the creek.

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