- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Safety officials are warming people to be careful on Colorado’s creeks and rivers this weekend.

KUSA-TV reports (https://on9news.tv/1Ck5BC6 ) that Sue Hartley of the U.S. Geological Survey says recent rainfall has created some of the highest water levels seen since 1995.

Hartley says Clear Creek was rushing at about 2,000 cubic feet per second on Friday, enough to fill an Olympic-size pool in 45 seconds.

Hartley says many people lack experience with fast water. Inexperience combined with rushing flow and debris creates dangerous conditions.

Rainfall caused water levels to rise but experts are now focusing on snowmelt, which Hartley says could bump up rivers and creeks this weekend.

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Information from: KUSA-TV, https://www.9news.com

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