Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
902 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...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.

  Purgatoire River Near Las Animas affecting Bent County.

.Heavy rains across southeast Colorado, along with increased
releases from the Pueblo Reservoir, will keep river levels running
high.

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.

&&

COC101-230302-
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/ADLC2.1.ER.150522T0312Z.150523T0000Z.150527T0000Z.UU/
902 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River Near Avondale.
* until Wednesday morning...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:15 AM Friday the stage was 7.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 7.9 feet by early
  this evening. The river will fall below flood stage early Tuesday
  evening.
* 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

$$

COC089-230302-
/O.EXT.KPUB.FL.W.0013.000000T0000Z-150527T0000Z/
/LXHC2.2.ER.150520T1637Z.150522T0430Z.150526T1200Z.UU/
902 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River At La Junta.
* until Tuesday evening...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:15 AM Friday the stage was 12.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  midmorning Tuesday.
* 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

$$

COC011-230302-
/O.EXT.KPUB.FL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-150523T0900Z/
/LAPC2.1.ER.150521T1827Z.150522T1230Z.150522T2100Z.UU/
902 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Purgatoire River Near Las Animas.
* until late tonight...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:15 AM Friday the stage was 9.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Impact...At 9.0 feet...Minor agricultural flooding occurs into low
  lying areas along the river.

&&

LAT...LON 3803 10327 3807 10323 3810 10319 3805 10313
      3801 10317 3798 10321

$$




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