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Residents tour Boulder County’s flood-damaged open spaces

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BOULDER -- For the visitors on this tour, there are no damaged homes, but for many of them, the area is their home-away-from-home.

Two dozen residents, which include members of an advisory board, took a tour of flood-ravaged Boulder County open spaces Sunday afternoon.

First stop on the tour: popular Geer Creek in Left Hand Canyon. Park rangers show the group how flood waters re-routed one road and how much water is left, in an otherwise November-dry creek bed.

County officials say millions of dollars of damage was done to the area. They are doing their best to re-open up all 120 miles of trails. Those on the tour also learned about the plans for funding the recovery necessary to repair facilities and open damaged trails.