Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1059 AM MDT MON MAY 26 2014

...STRONG RIVER FLOWS WILL INCREASE HIGH WATER HAZARDS THIS
WEEK...

THE RAIN AND SNOWFALL OVER THE WEEKEND HAS INCREASED FLOWS OVER
MANY RIVERS AND STREAMS. THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE AS TEMPERATURES
RISE THROUGH THE WEEK INCREASING SNOWMELT WITH SOME RIVERS REACHING
BANKFULL THROUGH THE PERIOD.

SOME RIVERS OF CONCERN INCLUDE:

- ELK RIVER NEAR COUNTY ROAD 42 THAT HAS ALREADY REACHED ACTION
  STAGE WHERE A FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT.

- THE GREEN RIVER NEAR JENSEN IS FORECAST TO RISE NEAR ACTION
  STAGE BY WEDNESDAY.

- THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER NEAR GRAND JUNCTION WEST TO THE UT/CO
  STATE LINE WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND ALMOST REACH 11.6 FEET
  WHERE ACTION STAGE IS 12 FEET.

- THE EAGLE RIVER AT RED CLIFF IS FORECAST TO REACH ACTION STAGE
  BY WEDNESDAY.

- THE GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GUNNISON TUNNEL IS EXPECTED TO RISE
  AN ADDITIONAL 2.5 FEET BY FRIDAY BUT STAY BELOW ACTION STAGE.

MANY RIVERS...STREAMS AND CREEKS WILL SEE THE HIGHEST FLOWS OF
THE SEASON WEDNESDAY AND BEYOND. IT IS ALSO VERY LIKELY THAT MANY
SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS ESPECIALLY IN THE NORTH AND CENTRAL PART
OF WESTERN COLORADO WILL REMAIN OR REACH BANKFULL MIDWEEK ONWARDS.

RIVERS WILL RUN FAST...STRONG AND COLD. EXPECT EXTRA DEBRIS TO BE
SWEPT DOWNSTREAM. RIVER RUNNERS SHOULD USE CAUTION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WEATHER.GOV/GJT.

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