Why is the water in Clear Creek orange?

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The Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office said the gold-orange color was the result of a blocked sediment pond that was let loose down the creek.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — Discolored water flowing down Clear Creek on Tuesday afternoon is not a public health issue, the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office said the county’s environmental health department determined the gold-orange color was the result of a blocked sediment pond that was let loose down the creek.

“This is not a public health issue and should be cleared up shortly,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post at 3 p.m. Tuesday. “At this time, there’s no need to call 911. Thank you for everyone’s concern and patience.”


UPDATE: Environmental Health has investigated the cause to be a blocked sediment pond which was let lose down the stream…

Posted by Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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