GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A popular new attraction in Grand Junction is looking a little different right now because of the Colorado River’s water flow.
The River Park at Las Colonias, which is fed by the current of the Colorado River, was closed off from the river last week because of the low water levels. The lazy river is still open to the public, but the water level is currently very low.
The City of Grand Junction says this was done to help preserve the habitat of the main river, and not threaten endangered fish species.
The river park is under strict guidelines which say any time the Colorado River’s water level flows below 810 cubic feet per second, the lazy river in the River Park must be closed off.
This will remain in effect until water levels in the river increase.