River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1248 PM MDT SAT JUL 11 2015

...Water levels are running high along the Lower Arkansas River at
Avondale...Nepesta...

Recent rain has caused the Arkansas River levels to rise.

River levels are expected to remain within banks...but the high flows
will still be dangerous. Those participating in activities near the
water are advised to use extreme caution. Strong currents could
quickly become a safety hazard.

Following is the latest available information...

Arkansas River Near Avondale...
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 6.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Nepesta...
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 15.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.5 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


High flows are not uncommon this time of year...but they still pose a
serious threat to persons in or near the water. Each year...high
flows result in mishaps that are sometimes fatal.

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