Runoff news: The north and south forks of the St. Vrain River are closed to tubing

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From the Longmont Times-Call:

The closure will took effect at 8 a.m Tuesday, and encompasses the North Saint Vrain River from Apple Valley Road at County Road 71 through the Town of Lyons, and the South Saint Vrain from Old South St. Vrain Road to the confluence with the North Saint Vrain to the Lyons eastern town limit…The closure includes watercraft such as rafts, belly boats, and inner tubes from floating in the river. Violations of the closure are a class 2 petty offense and can result in a $50.00 fine. There is a specific exemption for kayaks and whitewater canoes, which are permitted.

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