Chatfield State Park
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Nine senior citizens from Centennial got the ride of a lifetime this week as they took an early morning flight and fulfilled a dream.
Big crowds are expected at Bear Creek Lake Park over the 4th of July holiday weekend.
More areas of Chatfield Reservoir have reopened for the 4th of July holiday weekend but people who want to spend time there will have to deal with some unwanted obstacles.
More recreation areas at Chatfield Reservoir are reopening to the public after heavy rain and snowmelt kept the water levels high.
Emergency management officials used four-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicles to survey the damage on Wednesday after water from the swollen South Platte River in northeastern Colorado inundated homes in the tiny community of Messex after a breach in a levee.
Recent heavy rain combined with the melting of an above-average snow pack in the South Platte River Basin have pushed water levels at Chatfield Reservoir to near historic levels.
Copter4 flew over Chatfield Reservoir on Wednesday where the water level is six feet higher than normal.
The threat of yet even more rain is not good news for areas already dealing with high water. Some already-swollen reservoirs are having trouble getting back below flood levels.
The Swim Beach at Chatfield State Park is closed because of bacteria.