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June 21, 2024

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Tubing ban to be rescinded for Boulder Creek

Boulder County, Colo. - Sheriff Curtis Johnson will rescind the tubing ban, or partial use restriction, for Boulder Creek effective June 21, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Sheriff's deputies will be removing the posted signage by the creek.

The initial restrictions took effect on June 12, 2024, due to high water flow in the creeks due to melting snow. The closure encompassed Boulder Creek from below Boulder Falls at Highway 119 to 55th Street in the City of Boulder.

Even though the water levels have fallen, please be aware that the water conditions still may not be safe for your skill and comfort level. Always use caution and wear personal safety equipment when recreating in or near bodies of water.

Personal safety equipment includes:

  • Personal flotation device or life jacket – make sure it is the correct size (snug and fit like a glove, yet allows you to move freely) and has a sufficient rating for the type of activity you are doing;
  • Drysuit or wetsuit - when water temperatures are low, as hypothermia can set in quickly;
  • Helmet - when taking part in water sports activities in shallow water or area where underwater condition is unknown.

If you are taking water sport equipment (tube, kayak, etc.), please put your name and contact information on the equipment in the event that you lose it in the water. We can then contact you to ensure you safely exited the water.

Recreate with other people or let other people know where you are going and when you are expected back.

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/s/ Carrie Haverfield, Sr. Communications Specialist