Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
934 AM MDT MON JUN 22 2015

...RUNOFF FROM SNOW MELT WILL KEEP RIVER FLOWS STRONG AND PRESENT
HAZARDS NEAR WATERWAYS ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH...

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...WITH MILD NIGHTS...WILL ALLOW THE REST
OF THE HIGH COUNTRY SNOW PACK TO MELT AT AN ACCELERATED RATE
THROUGH AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF THIS WEEK.

REMEMBER AT HIGHER FLOWS...RIVER BANKS CAN BECOME SATURATED AND
UNSTABLE. CAUTION IS URGED AS THESE BANKS CAN ERODE OR COLLAPSE
UNEXPECTEDLY. EXPECT EXTRA DEBRIS TO BE SWEPT DOWNSTREAM. DO NOT
LET CHILDREN PLAY NEAR HIGH FLOWING RIVERS...CREEKS AND CANALS.

RIVER RAFTERS AND KAYAKERS SHOULD USE CAUTION ON RIVERS WITH HIGH
FLOWS...STRONG CURRENTS...AND COLD WATER TEMPERATURES. NOVICES
SHOULD RIDE WITH EXPERIENCED GUIDES OR COMMERCIAL OUTFITTERS.
EVEN EXPERIENCED BOATERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE HAZARDS A RIVER
PRESENTS AT DIFFERING LEVELS AND RATES OF FLOW.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION IS URGING EVERYONE
IN WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH TO STAY SAFE AND USE EXTRA CAUTION
AROUND RIVERS...STREAMS...AND CREEKS DURING THIS RUNOFF PERIOD.

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