The threat of devastating flooding along Colorado rivers is over for the time being now that peak snow melt has come and gone. The lower water levels are exactly what rafters have been hoping for.
A woman was rescued from the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins on Sunday.
Crews are still working to clean up an oil spill near the Poudre River.
Crews in Northern Colorado are cleaning up after an oil spill in Windsor dumped 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Poudre River.
The Poudre River is full of melted snow — so much so right now that levels are well above average in Larimer and Weld counties, spilling over banks, and flooding homes and businesses.
It’s been a deadly couple of weeks on both Clear Creek and the Cache La Poudre River, and until Saturday there hadn’t been a death on a commercial rafting trip in Colorado since 2011.
While some residents in Larimer County say they are surprised the Poudre River is still open for recreational activities, some rafting companies have taken extra safety steps.
A 21-year-old Littleton woman spent the night along the Colorado River after her raft capsized in Grand County and she awaited rescue near Rancho Del Rio.
A 26-year-old woman became the third person to die in the Poudre River in less than two weeks.
Rescue crews pulled an unconscious woman from the Cache La Poudre River on Wednesday.