Boulder Reservoir to remain closed through Saturday

Ironman 70.3 event will impede recreation
Posted at 11:22 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 01:22:53-04

The Boulder Reservoir will remained closed through Saturday, a Boulder Parks and Recreation official confirmed with Denver7.

The Boulder Reservoir swim area was closed Wednesday due to elevated bacteria levels in the water and officials had hoped to open up the area on Thursday.

The swim area reopened Friday for Ironman athletes, but it was closed to the general public, a Boulder Parks and Recreation official tweeted. 

The increased levels of bacteria were believed to be the result of rain runoff.


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