Flood Potential Outlook
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FGUS75 KBOU 081947

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
147 PM MDT Thu Jun 8 2017

...Increased flows on streams in north central Colorado through
early next week...

The June 8th mountain snowpack remained above average for this date
being 331 percent of normal in the South Platte Basin, 288 percent
of normal in the upper Colorado River basin, and 141 percent of
normal in the North Platte Basin.

There are currently high flows on the Cache la Poudre River at the
canyon mouth in Larimer County but river levels are forecast to
remain well below flood stage. Drier weather is expected the next
couple of weeks. However...afternoon temperatures above 9,000 feet
are expected to be between 60 and 75 degrees through this weekend.
This will cause accelerated snowmelt resulting in snowmelt fed
streams running high and fast. Overall impacts from mountain
snowmelt runoff are expected to be low...but a few streams could
approach or exceed bankfull.

Persons with interests along creeks and rivers in north central
Colorado are urged to use caution. Stay clear of river banks that
could become unstable due to the high flows. Also be aware of the
dangers of cold mountain streams and lakes.


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