For Immediate Release June 20, 2011
Staff Contact: Charles Kamenides, Parks Maintenance and Sanitation Operations Manager, 303-651-8418
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Portions of Longmont Greenways Closed Due to High Water
JUNE 20, 2011 - Several portions of trail are closed along the St. Vrain River Greenway and along Lefthand Creek in Longmont due to high water caused by recent rain and melting mountain snow.
- one trail is closed at the underpass located at Boston Avenue (near Lefthand Brewery);
- the bike path at Boston Ave. at the St Vrain is closed;
- the path at Pike Road at Lefthand Creek is closed; and
- Hover St. at the St Vrain near Roger's Grove is closed.
Pedestrians are asked to stay off the greenway in these locations as river flows can increase dramatically, without warning. Keep pets and small children away from the water. Stay alert, watch the skies be aware of high water as flooding is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.
Typically the peak mountain run-off occurs during the first week of June, however, this can vary by two weeks or more depending primarily on temperature and rainfall.
The City staff are monitoring the St. Vrain and Left Hand greenway stream flows. When the water level inundates the greenway, certain portions of the greenway will be closed.
Up to date Saint Vrain Creek streamflow information is available online at: http://www.dwr.state.co.us/SurfaceWater/data/district.aspx?div=1&dist=5
For additional information please call the Public Works & Natural Resources at 303-651-8376.
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