Officials will lower the lake and apply a chemical to help eradicate, or at least reduce, the number of mussels there
The last time Colorado’s river basins swelled with above-average spring snowpacks in 2019, 12 people died in Colorado’s rivers and creeks.
But if the deep snow melts too fast, the rafting season that might have been could end in a rush of dangerous water and debris.
A week after Vaughn Fetzer was reported missing on Blanca Peak, the fourth highest mountain in Colorado, friends found his body in an unstable area. Rescuers spent several days in freezing temperatures searching near vertical cliffs and scree fields but suspended the mission after a search team member was injured by falling rock in a […]
American Whitewater floated a plan last year to expand protections for recreational river flows in Colorado. Maybe, the nonprofit protector of rivers thought, communities should not need to build whitewater parks to secure rights for recreational flows. “It definitely, you know, got some ears perked,” said Hattie Johnson, American Whitewater’s southern Rockies stewardship director. Colorado […]
While the Western Slope faces dangerous drought conditions, the urban stream and river corridors along the Front Range are flowing high and fast, so much so that officials are closing parts of the Poudre River and Clear Creek to limit people on the water. In Fort Collins, the Poudre Fire Authority has rescued more than […]
Bodie Hilleke didn’t have to run the Pearce Ferry Rapid on the Colorado River. He’d already paddled all 280 miles of the river from Lees Ferry without any issues, becoming the youngest person to ever kayak the length of the Grand Canyon. But he paddled on, joining his dad and brothers in the gnarly and […]
A man and a 3-year-old boy remain missing in Eagle County’s turbid, swollen rivers. Shawn Diaz, a 36-year-old from Denver, has been missing in the Upper Colorado River near Radium since May 31. And 3-year-old Sebastian Castro was last seen in an Eagle apartment complex near the Eagle River late on June 5. More than […]
The rivers are rising and paddle shops and boat makers across Colorado are reporting record sales as more families dip a paddle in the state’s waterways. “It’s like strumming the perfect chord on your guitar. It just feels right,” said Mike McCormack, an Eagle dad who has two boys, 11 and 14. He just bought […]
Jefferson County, like the rest of Colorado, reopened restaurants and loosened restrictions on people’s movement this week. But Clear Creek, one of its most popular draws, will remain closed. Sheriff Jeff Shrader extended a ban on all swimming, tubing and kayaking in the creek that bisects the 580,000-resident county. That troubles the Front Range kayaking […]