National Drought Mitigation Center

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River closed to all activity in Littleton, Colorado
7/13/2018 4:47:37 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Tourism & Recreation
Water Supply & Quality
Littleton, CO

Start Date: 7/14/2018 - End Date: 7/15/2018
The South Platte River in Littleton was closed to all activity, due to extremely low flow in the river, exposing much of the riverbed. The flow was 20 cubic feet per second, or about 5 percent of normal. Normal flow for this time of year can range from 100 to 500 cfs. Officials wanted to avoid damage to the riverbed. The Denver Post (Colo.), July 12, 2018