Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
116 PM MDT WED JUL 1 2015


...HIGHER THAN NORMAL RIVER FLOWS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND WILL
KEEP RIVERS RUNNING STRONG AND PRESENT HAZARDS NEAR WATERWAYS
ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH...

MANY RIVERS AND CREEKS ACROSS WESTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN UTAH
WILL CONTINUE TO FLOW HIGHER THAN NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

RIVER RAFTERS AND KAYAKERS SHOULD USE CAUTION ON RIVERS WITH THE
HIGHER THAN NORMAL 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.

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.

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 HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

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