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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Significant #CCCF Updates

There is currently 2-4 inches of water flowing over highway 93 south of highway 72.  This is due to the shear volume of water flowing down from Coal Creek Canyon.  The road is currently open but drivers are directed to slow down as they travel through the area.

Homes are now threatened by water in the area of Quaker and Leyden Rock Drive.  The Leyden Creek is overflowing its banks putting the homes in the area at risk.

Water is flowing over 82nd ave east of 93 and is washing out portions of the road and is largely impassable.

In the area of S. Golden road, a vehicle was washed into Luna Gulch.  The vehicle is currently pushing up against a bridge located between Mt. Vernon Road and Nile Street.  S. Golden road is closed between those two intersections.

Water is flowing over the road in the area of 96th and Indiana.  The area is reported as passable at this time but please continue to exercise caution if you chose to drive through the area.

Bear Creek Updates
The water levels in Bear Creek are not currently rising.  The creek has approximately an additional two feet to climb before threatening to overflow the banks.  Water is flowing at the base of the Evergreen Lake Dam at a rate of 500 cubic feet per second.  Water is flowing at approximately 600 cubic feet per second in the area of Morrison.  These water flow rates are high but are not threatening the region at this time.  There was a small diversion of water in the upper Bear Creek area above Evergreen Lake.  This took place near the Evergreen golf course but is not currently posing a major threat to the area.

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