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Lake: Cheesman Reservoir

Cheesman closed

Post By: Jacob J      Posted: 7/8/2018 11:39:12 AM     Points: 1591    
For those who planning to visit Cheesman, this hopefully will save the trip.

The gates are closed. Discovered myself after forgetting to check its website.

July 5, 2018 This afternoon an access road to the Upper (Gill) Cheesman Trail was washed out by torrential rains, prompting the immediate closure of the trail until further notice.

There will still be access to the Lower (Gill) Cheesman Canyon Trail.

Crews will mobilize Friday morning to assess the damage and begin repairs, which are expected to last over the weekend.

I would imagine that it will stay closed for awhile
 Reply by: opencage      Posted: 7/12/2018 5:46:54 AM     Points: 164691    
Good heads up, thanks Jacob.
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: 7/14/2018 7:40:44 AM     Points: 16405    
Does anyone know the road to the Cheesman dam got reopened? I went on the Denver Water web site and all that is there is the road closure announcement. No follow up statement.
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: 7/17/2018 5:32:00 AM     Points: 454    
I also heard reports of the river being hit pretty hard by the rains, bringing sediment down the canyon and filling in deep holes and covering the bottom of the river in some areas. This will likely have an impact on the food supply. Coupled with warm water temps and low flows, it's a tough year for the fish in Cheesman Canyon. Some shops, guides, and anglers are advocating for a voluntary fishing moratorium on the lower South Platte this summer.
 Reply by: jpg82      Posted: 8/23/2018 5:20:14 PM     Points: 313    
Anyone know if the roads are open again?
 Reply by: ronco      Posted: 8/23/2018 6:49:39 PM     Points: 83    
The roads are open. There's a report posted.

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