Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
326 PM MDT Fri Jun 16 2017

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...RUNOFF DUE TO RESERVOIR RELEASES AND DECREASED DIVERSIONS WILL
KEEP THE ROARING FORK AND TAYLOR RIVER FLOWS STRONG AND MAY
PRESENT HAZARDS...

The Roaring Fork and Taylor Rivers will increase slightly to near
bankfull. The rivers will be strong and cold through at least the
end of next week.

Remember at increased 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 and creeks.

River rafters and kayakers should use caution on rivers with
increased 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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