More recreation areas at Chatfield Reservoir are reopening to the public after heavy rain and snowmelt kept the water levels high.
The water levels in the South Platte River were lower on Tuesday thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers who slowed the release of water from Chatfield Reservoir.
Cherry Creek State Park was expecting a busy day for boaters on Saturday, but it turns out that not a lot of people showed up.
As of 6:16 am Wednesday the latest reading at Chatfield Reservoir was 5,447.74 feet.
It was 50 years ago that 21 people were killed when water tore through the South Platte River basin on the Front Range and poured into the Eastern Plains. The devastating flood also led to the creation of a reservoir system.
Too much water is continuing to cause concerns at Chatfield Reservoir.
Rising flood waters at Chatfield Reservoir closed a main park road overnight and it remained closed on Sunday. A number of park facilities are also closed.
All of Colorado’s wet weather is putting a damper on Memorial Day weekend activities. Some parks and trails are closed because of all the moisture.
Several warm weather venues scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend have delayed their opening day because of cool, wet weather. That has many rethinking their holiday plans.
Copter4 flew over Chatfield Reservoir on Wednesday where the water level is six feet higher than normal.