City, County Respond to Rising River Waters

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Over the next 24 hours some flooding in the Colorado River could take place, so public safety and public works agencies are preparing for minor to moderate flooding in lowland areas.

The initial peak of water flow along the Colorado River should happen tomorrow morning. Mesa county and local municipalities are working with the National Weather Service to monitor the situation and are prepared to react immediately.

There are already reports of water above bank level along the Colorado river near Connected Lakes and in Debeque Canyon.

The city is closing a portion of the riverfront trail between the Junior Service League Park on Redlands Parkway and 24 Road to the Riverside Park due to high flows in the Colorado River. Also, the bike path that runs along I-70 through Glenwood Canyon is closed until further notice.


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