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MAP: At least 22 people have died on Colorado’s rivers and reservoirs this year amid fierce runoff

The Arkansas River has been the deadliest stretch of water in the state so far, with three deaths

The Gunnison River flows at 4,030 cubic feet per second as it passes through the Gunnison River whitewater park on the outskirts of Gunnison on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)
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At least 22 people have died on Colorado’s streams, rivers and waterways amid this year’s fierce runoff season.

Authorities and weather forecasters have been warning the public to use extra caution when traversing swollen waterways. Three people have died on the Arkansas River, making it the deadliest stretch of water in the state to date. Two more have been killed on Clear Creek.

The Colorado Sun is tracking the deaths to better understand where and how they happen. Below is a chart and map of where people have been killed in Colorado waterways this spring and summer: 

Last updated Aug. 8, 2019

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