Barker Reservoir has overflowed due to recent rains and increased snowmelt and runoff, which is a natural and expected occurrence that will boost flows in Boulder Creek across the city. During this high flow phase, which might last weeks, residents should use caution around the creek. Whenever the weather gets warmer in the spring, melting mountain snow causes an increase in stream flows. Peak stream flows at lower elevations are preceded by the filling and overflowing of mountain reservoirs. Weather, snowpack, and reservoir levels in the early spring all have a role in determining when the Barker... Read More