Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

Stream Flow Conditions

As of 12:15 p.m. today, June 9, the St. Vrain Creek is flowing at 1210 cfs. The Lyons Area Fire Protection District has notified Town Officials that Ralph Price Reservoir will be discharging higher than average volumes of water; thus, the flows through Town will continue to increase.

The new stream design is engineered for the capacity of 1,400 cfs. Nuisance flooding may begin at the 1250 cfs level, which can consist of bank overflow and puddling in low areas. Currently, the Lyons Fire Protection District, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and the Town of Lyons are communicating and monitoring any significant changes. 

Stay Informed with Updated St. Vrain Creek Flows >>

Tubing Ban

In the interest of public safety, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office has enacting a tubing ban, beginning June 9. The ban pertains to all single chamber flotation devices on the Saint Vrain Creeks.

Current St. Vrain Water Flows

Water Safety

The recent weather combined with seasonal run-off 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. 

In the interest of public safety, the Town of Lyons has enacted a tubing and single chamber flotation device ban on the Saint Vrain Creeks due to dangerously high runoff and storm flows. The ban will be in effect until further notice. 

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

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.

Town of Lyons

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