River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
548 AM MDT SAT JUL 19 2014

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE PURGATOIRE RIVER AT LAS
ANIMAS...

RAINFALL FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAS AGAIN
CAUSED THE PURGATOIRE RIVER AT LAS ANIMAS TO RISE NEAR...OR
SLIGHTLY OVER MINOR FLOOD STAGE. MINIMAL IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED AS
THE RIVER LEVEL WILL BEGIN RECEDING LATER THIS MORNING.

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...

PURGATOIRE RIVER NEAR LAS ANIMAS...
* AT  5:15 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 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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