Big Dry Creek (Westminster, Colorado) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBig Dry Creek
The creek just north of West 120th Avenue.
|River mouth||Confluence with the South Platte
4,895 ft (1,492 m)
|Basin size||110 sq mi (280 km2)|
Big Dry Creek is a tributary that joins the South Platte River near Fort Lupton, Colorado. It rises in Jefferson County, Colorado at the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon at an elevation of 8,000 feet (2,400 m).
The creek flows through Jefferson, Adams, and Weld counties. In Jefferson County, it flows into and out of Standley Lake. It receives treated wastewater from several municipalities, including the City and County of Broomfield, Westminster, Thornton and Northglenn.
The Big Dry Creek Watershed Association, a non-profit organization made up of individuals and representatives from local municipalities, monitors the creek's conditions.
The Big Dry Creek Trail, a recreation trail, roughly follows the creek from Standley Lake Regional Park to Interstate 25.
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