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NFSR 390 in Leadville Opens

Debris in the creek channel caused steep stream bank erosion that has compromised NFSR 390.

In 2019, just west of the forest boundary where Lake County Road 390 turns into National Forest Service Road 390, Pike and San Isabel National Forest Cimarron and Comanche National Grassland Leadville District personnel noticed that snow melting from the surrounding mountains contributed to high water flowing through the creek channel had washed avalanche debris into a bend in Clear Creek. The debris greatly diverted the traditional channel of the creek forcing water to erode the embankment that supports NFSR 390.

Flood Damage Restriction for San Carlos

Major flooding further washed out the road and trail above Sulphur Springs. Because of the damage, forest visitors will not be able to access the Spring Creek burn area on National Forest Land as it is nearly impossible to pass through the flood damaged area.!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPwBcqYKBfkO2oCADIwpjI/?position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&pname=Pike%20%20and%20San%20Isabel%20National%20Forest%20and%20Cimarron%20and%20Comanche%20National%20Grasslands-%20Home%2Fleadville%2Findex.shtml&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&ss=110212&pnavid=null&navid=091000000000000&ttype=main&cid=FSE_003853