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Cherry Creek State Park sees historic influx of reservoir water

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The Cherry Creek Reservoir swim beach is underwater, along with picnic areas, roads, trails, and boat ramps.

AURORA, Colo. — Cherry Creek Reservoir is ten feet higher after six inches of rainfall over a three-day period last week.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) said it’s the largest single-event increase in water levels at the reservoir since 1965.

Park managers at Cherry Creek State Park said the high water has caused 1,700 square feet of road and bank damage, ranging up to four feet deep.

The only roadway bisecting the park, East Lake View Road, suffered the heaviest damage and washed out in two places, according…

2023-05-16 08:26:49

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