BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Rapid melting of the snowpack is melting caused water levels to rise and prompting officials to ban tubing on the St. Vrain River this weekend.
The tubing ban includes the North and South St. Vrain creeks, and the St. Vrain River from the western Boulder County line through the entire length of the county.
Deputies with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will be posting notices about the ban, which includes inner tubes, single-chamber rafts and single-chamber belly boats.
The sheriff’s office said the water was flowing at approximately 1,250 cubic feet per second on Friday. Boulder County Emergency Services can initiate a closure when volume reaches 1,200 cfs.