FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– The Cache la Poudre River has been closed by the Larimer County Sheriff after deadly flooding that left one woman dead and three others missing. The restriction is from the Fish Hatchery to the mouth of the canyon.
The river was closed Wednesday following flash flooding on Tuesday that left one person dead and three others missing.
Crews recovered the body of the adult female near Arrowhead Lodge. They wrapped up their search on Wednesday evening for two adult males and an adult female that remain missing. The search by foot and with drones is scheduled to resume on Thursday.
My thoughts are with the friends & families of the person who died and the three others who are still missing in the Poudre Canyon flooding.
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) July 21, 2021
According to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, the “restriction applies to all watercraft craft and the restrictions are being imposed in response to disaster relief and debris removal relating to the flooding and mudslides into the Poudre River near the
Black Hollow Road bridge that occurred on July 20.”
The closure on the Poudre River is likely to last through the weekend.
Engineers continue to assess the integrity of the bridges below the slide area after a lot of debris, like trees, mud, rocks and structures, were washed into the river.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) July 21, 2021
A Flash Flood Warning was issued for the Cameron Peak Fire burn area in Larimer County on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. through 4:30 p.m.
There also is the potential for more flooding in the coming days, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, in the burn area of the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome Fires.
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A map of the affected area is at larimer.org/poudre-canyon-flooding.
LCSO set up a Joint Information Center for residents who are affected to call: 970-980-2500.
The American Red Cross opened an evacuation center at Cache La Porte Middle School.