South Platte River
A search that resumed Sunday for a man missing after flipping off his inner tube in rapids on the South Platte River has been called off.
Denver Firefighter rescue units worked to rescue a man who went tubing on the South Platte River on Saturday afternoon.
The Denver Fire Department will leave four cars discovered in the South Platte River on Thursday just where they are– because it’s just too dangerous to pull them out.
Boaters, fishermen and the curious are being warned to be careful and, in some cases, stay out of Colorado’s high and fast-moving rivers and creeks.
In light of the dangerous high waters, Jefferson and Douglas counties are closing the South Platte River.
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.
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.
A breach in a levee along the South Platte River in northeastern Colorado has prompted the evacuation of the tiny town of Messex.
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.
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.