South Platte River sees rapid recovery

Healing itself from wildfire damage, it is going with the flow again.

By Karl Licis
Special to The Denver Post
In a year of abundant rainfall on the heels of a decent winter snowpack, river flows up and down the South Platte have been above the long-term average. Below brimful Cheesman Reservoir, the volume approached 800 cubic feet per second the past few weeks, but has been gradually receding. The higher flows are expected to benefit the river and its fishery, and some of their effects may already be evident. Read more

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