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DENVER — Users of the Cherry Creek Trail and bike path will have to stay off on Wednesday because of flooding.

The Army Corps of Engineers will do work at Cherry Creek Reservoir that will increase water levels in the creek.

The Corps of Engineers will be releasing water in stages from the dam just south of Interstate 225 in Aurora. The first release will begin at 9 a.m. and will go until noon.

It will take all of that water about six hours to flush through the creek and head through downtown Denver, and there’s the potential the creek will reach flood stages.

The Corps of Engineers said the annual flush is required to make sure the gates are working properly at the dam, and debris and sediment from the winter clear out.

The real concern will be in the afternoon hours along the trail. That’s when the water is expected to reach Confluence Park.