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Restricted access on Clear Creek has been lifted as flow rates decrease

Clear Creek June 2019
Posted at 8:09 AM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 10:09:19-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The restrictions that were set July 1 to limit waterway activities on Clear Creek have been lifted.

The limitations had been set in unincorporated Jefferson County and Golden. Both have ended.

Single-chambered air-inflated devices like belly boats, inner tubes and single-chambered rafts, as well as body surfers and swimming were not allowed during that time.

Authorities have since noticed a decreased flow rate, so those water activities are now permitted.

However, the river is still very full and can be dangerous. Anybody who recreates on it should still use extreme caution, authorities said.