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Flood Recovery: Button Rock Preserve Reopens, June 17

Post Date:06/16/2015 2:53 PM

On Wednesday, June 17, Button Rock Preserve will reopen to the public. This news marks another step forward in the region’s journey to recovery after the September 2013 floods.

Longmont’s Button Rock Preserve, home to Ralph Price Reservoir, has been closed since September 11, 2013. Massive flooding ripped apart the landscape and destroyed infrastructure housed in the area, vital to the city’s water utility. After much hard work by both the City of Longmont and Boulder County, with support from the State of Colorado and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, repairs are nearly complete and the preserve will reopen to the public 643 days after the flood occurred. Some flood recovery activities will be ongoing when the preserve opens; visitors should watch for and respect areas posted as closed.

Visit to learn more about Longmont’s continuing flood recovery and protection efforts. Find general information on Button Rock Preserve at


View a photo book illustrating the repair efforts that were required. (PDF 12 MB)




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