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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