NEAR RECORD WATERS AT CHATFIELD’S DAM IN DENVER, COLORADO, USA
High water at Chatfield (credit: CBS)
Recent heavy rain combined with the melting of above-average snow pack in the South Platte River Basin have pushed water levels at Chatfield Reservoir to near historic readings.
As of 8:31 a.m. on June 16 the gauge at Chatfield was less than a foot shy of the highest crest on record.
That was 5,447.60 feet measured on May 25, 1980.
While the high water is causing some flooding at the park and has closed some boat ramps, it is still far from compromising the dam.
The water would have to reach 5,500 feet to top the flood control pool and crest the spillway.
It’d have to reach 5,527 feet to top the dam.
Click here to see the latest reservoir levels at Chatfield Dam.
Courtesy of denver.cbslocal.com