Residents tour Boulder County’s flood-damaged open spaces

Posted on: 6:56 pm, November 17, 2013, by

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.