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Heavy rainfall and spring runoff leads to ban of water activities in Northern Colorado

NORTHERN COLORADO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Significant rainfall and spring runoff has led to a ban on certain activities for several waterways in Northern Colorado.

In Boulder County, both the North Saint Vrain Creek and Saint Vrain Creek will be closed to tubing and single-person flotation devices.

In Jefferson County, tubing, swimming, and body surfing will not be allowed in Clear Creek. That applies to Clear Creek in unincorporated Jefferson County as well as portions of the creek in Golden, including Vanover Park.

The Poudre River in Fort Collins is also under a warning. Access to the Poudre River shoreline within the Natural Areas is closed to discourage boating and floating on a dangerous section of the river.

Monday, firefighters with Poudre Fire Authority rescued five people from the Poudre River Since Memorial Day weekend, PFA said they've rescued almost 20 people from the portion of the Poudre River that runs through Fort Collins.

The closures begin Wednesday and are expected to run through June 25. The fine for ignoring the advisories ranges anywhere from $50 to $100.

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