Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

US-36 Reopen

US-36 from Lyons to Estes Park has reopened. The Sheriff's Office has notified the Town that the road will remain open as weather permits. 

Stream Flow Conditions

As of 3:15 p.m. on May 18, the St. Vrain Creek is flowing at 945 cfs. The new stream design is engineered for the capacity of 1,400 cfs. Once 1,400 cfs is reached, nuisance flooding may begin. Nuisance flooding may include puddling and bank overflow in low areas.

Stay Informed with Updated St. Vrain Creek Flows >> 


Residents adjacent to the stream are encouraged to place precautionary sandbags along the bank. Sandbags are available at the Town Hall Public Works building (432 5th Ave.). Lyons Volunteers will be on site, helping fill and move sandbags. Our sincere thanks to the Lyons Volunteers. 

Weather Forecast

The forecast for the Lyons area shows near freezing temperatures with snow accumulation this afternoon and ending mid-morning Friday. Currently, the Lyons Fire Protection District, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Lyons are communicating and monitoring any significant changes. 

Please be prepared that water may rise. To view updated flows of the St. Vrain Creek in Lyons, click HERE.  

This weather provides a good opportunity to remind residents about the dangers of flooding and the importance of being prepared. Water levels and flow rates in creeks and ditches can fluctuate from day to day. Residents are asked to be aware of conditions and to be especially cautious with children and pets near these waterways. High, fast-flowing water can lead to dangerous situations in a matter of moments.

Residents are also advised to keep an eye on conditions and weather warnings from the National Weather Service.  


Please report any flooding or hazardous situations that are a threat to humans, animals, homes, businesses, roads or utilities to 911. For non-emergency situations, please contact Boulder County Dispatch: 303-441-4444.

Stay informed on conditions County-wide, through Boulder County Sheriff's Office Twitter, and Boulder Office of Emergency Management.

Mental Health Partners and Senior Reach are both great resources for anyone who may be feeling anxious about the weather and effects of low-level flooding. For Mental Health Partners for Boulder County, contact 303-443-8500, and for Senior Reach, contact 866-217-5808.

Town of Lyons

Please do not reply to this email, as we are unable to respond to inquiries sent to this address. Please direct questions to Arielle Hodgson.

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