South Platte River

Crews searching the South Platte River (credit: CBS)

Search Called Off For Man Missing After Tubing Accident On South Platte

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.

06/21/2015

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Divers Search For Missing Tuber Along South Platte River

Denver Firefighter rescue units worked to rescue a man who went tubing on the South Platte River on Saturday afternoon.

06/20/2015

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It Could Be Weeks Before 4 Vehicles Are Pulled Out Of The South Platte

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.

06/18/2015

South Platte River (credit: CBS)

South Platte River Closed To Boating, Fishing

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.

06/18/2015

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Jefferson & Douglas Counties Close South Platte River

In light of the dangerous high waters, Jefferson and Douglas counties are closing the South Platte River.

06/18/2015

Messex flooding in June (credit: Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

Damage Review Underway Following Levee Breach Near Messex

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.

06/17/2015

South Platte River flooding in 1965 (credit: CBS)

Deadly Flooding Prompted Improvements Along South Platte

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.

06/16/2015

Messex flooding in June (credit: Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

Breached Levee Prompts Evacuation Of Tiny Colorado Town Of Messex

A breach in a levee along the South Platte River in northeastern Colorado has prompted the evacuation of the tiny town of Messex.

06/16/2015

High water at Chatfield on May 21 (credit: CBS)

Water Close To A Record At Dam Built After 1965 Denver Flood

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.

06/16/2015

Flooding at Chatfield Reservoir (credit: CBS)

Flooding At Chatfield Reservoir Gives Boaters More Options

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.

06/14/2015

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