Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
815 PM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in
Colorado...

  Arkansas River Near Nepesta affecting Pueblo County.

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Colorado...

  Arkansas River Near Avondale affecting Pueblo County.

  Arkansas River At La Junta affecting Otero County.

.High river flows will continue to make their way through the
Lower Arkansas River this weekend...with gradually decreasing
levels during the period.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...

Stay away from the banks of rivers and streams. During a flood...
saturated banks can easily break off and fall into potentially
deadly...fast flowing flood water.

Stay tuned to your National Weather Service in Pueblo for the latest
information. For the latest hydrologic forecasts and warnings...visit
the National Weather Service in Pueblo at weather.gov/pueblo. You can
link directly to the hydrology page by clicking on Rivers and Lakes
under the Hydrology section of the left hand menu bar.

&&

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815 PM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River Near Avondale.
* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  7:15 PM Friday the stage was 7.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 8.0 feet by after
  midnight tonight then begin falling.
* Impact...At 7.0 feet...Minor lowland flooding occurs near Avondale.

&&

LAT...LON 3829 10441 3829 10434 3827 10425 3820 10425
      3822 10434 3822 10441

$$

COC101-230245-
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815 PM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  The Arkansas River Near Nepesta.
* At  7:15 PM Friday the stage was 15.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.5 feet.
* Forecast...The river will crest below flood stage at 16.3 feet
  midmorning tomorrow.
* Impact...At 14.5 feet...The river is bankfull. Low lying wetland
  areas along the channel begin to flood.

&&

LAT...LON 3827 10424 3821 10411 3816 10394 3809 10394
      3814 10411 3820 10424

$$

COC089-231415-
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/LXHC2.2.ER.150520T1637Z.150522T0430Z.000000T0000Z.UU/
815 PM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River At La Junta.
* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  7:15 PM Friday the stage was 11.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 12.0 feet by
  midmorning Sunday then begin falling.
* Impact...At 12.0 feet...Flood waters threaten Highway 194 east of La
  Junta.

&&

LAT...LON 3804 10356 3808 10341 3812 10321 3805 10321
      3802 10337 3798 10361

$$



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