River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
730 PM MDT WED JUL 16 2014

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE FOUNTAIN CREEK AT
FOUNTAIN...PINON...

VERY HEAVY RAIN FELL IN EL PASO COUNTY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...
INCREASING LEVELS ON THE FOUNTAIN CREEK AND AREA TRIBUTARIES. THE
FOUNTAIN CREEK WILL CONTINUE TO RUN HIGH WEDNESDAY EVENING AS THE
RAINFALL RUNOFF WORKS THROUGH THE SYSTEM.

THE FOUNTAIN NEAR FOUNTAIN IS EXPECTED TO CLIMB TO MINOR FLOOD
STAGE OF 8.6 FEET AROUND MIDNIGHT...AND MINOR AGRICULTURAL FLOODING
IS POSSIBLE.

THE WAVE OF WATER WILL MOVE SOUTH OVERNIGHT...AND IS EXPECTED TO
INCREASE THE STAGE ON THE FOUNTAIN AT PINON TO A LEVEL OF 6.4 FEET
AROUND 6 AM THURSDAY. AT PINON A STAGE OF 6.4 COULD RESULT IN LOWLAND
AGRICULTURAL FLOODING SOUTH OF PINON.

RIVER LEVELS COULD REACH BANKFULL...OR EXCEED BANKFULL SLIGHTLY.
THE HIGH FLOWS WILL BE DANGEROUS. AVOID BEING NEAR THE FOUNTAIN
CREEK IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. 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...

FOUNTAIN CREEK NEAR FOUNTAIN...
* AT  6:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


FOUNTAIN CREEK NEAR PINON...
* AT  6:15 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 2.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 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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