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Red flag hanging on the Washington Avenue bridge above Clear Creek.  Mt. Zion in the background
Red Flag Warning on Clear Creek - Photo by Joyce Davell

The Sheriff's Department has restricted access to Clear Creek because of the high, dangerous flow. At this time, a single red flag is posted, which means no swimming or tubing is allowed. If the water gets higher, they may post two red flags, which will indicate that all use (including kayaks) is prohibited. The USGS tracks and posts the depth of the water on this page.

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high water in Clear Creek, brown with turbidity
Dangerously High Water in Clear Creek - Photo by Chris Davell