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Posted on: July 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Moves to Yellow Flag at the River Park at Las Colonias

River Park with users on the water. Text on the graphic.

As water levels in the Colorado River continue to drop, the City of Grand Junction is planning a change from a red flag to a yellow flag for the River Park at Las Colonias on Thursday, July 6. The use of a yellow flag indicates the flows are less than 9,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), and hazards are at a more modest level so the channel is now suitable for use.

The River Park at Las Colonias includes a lengthy and accessible water channel, two standing wave water features, a beach, and wading areas. These amenities are accessible to a wide range of ages, abilities, and experience levels when the yellow flag is posted. The River Park channel is NOT a continuous loop and users must exit at the end behind the Amphitheater at Las Colonias or risk ending up in a side channel or the main section of the Colorado River.

The yellow flag indicates a medium or modest-hazard warning; however, caution is still advised for users as well as the wearing of a life jacket. Innertubes are suitable for use in the River Park when the yellow flag is in place.

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