GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – It’s safe to go tubing again in Clear Creek. The Jefferson County Sheriff and Golden police have lifted water restrictions that had been in place since the beginning of July.
Authorities had restricted “swimming, belly boats, inner tubes and single chambered rafts, as well as body surfers” due to the high flow rate of Clear Creek. The restrictions extended from Jefferson County’s western border at State Highway 119 eastward along the canyon through the city limits of Golden to Vanover Park.
Although the risk is lower, authorities still warn the water is moving fast for this time of year. People on the water are asked to use extreme caution and watch for floating debris.