Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
847 AM MDT Tue May 16 2017

...COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW STREAMS AND RIVERS TO SLOWLY
RECEDE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS...

Above normal temperatures, especially temperatures staying
above freezing at night, have allowed the remaining snowpack
at high elevations to melt at an accelerated rate.

With cooler temperatures arriving with the next storm system,
melting of the snowpack will slow. The response will be seen over
the next 24 hours as rivers levels and flows slowly decline.

A few of the rivers still being closely monitored include: the
the North Fork of the Gunnison at Hotchkiss the Green River at
Jensen and the Mancos River near Mancos. It should be noted that,
at this time, rivers across eastern Utah and western Colorado are
not forecast to reach flood stage but rather just approach or
reach bankfull conditions.

Increases in river stages lead to much higher river flows making
for swift and unpredictable currents. Debris in the river
could create numerous snags. Water temperatures will be quite
cold with the introduction of the snowmelt. If recreating or
working in or near high flow waterways, use appropriate safety
gear. Unstable banks along fast moving waterways may quickly
give way and should be avoided.

Additional river and lake information is available at:

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=gjt


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