Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO
FGUS85 KPUB 211625
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1025 AM MDT THU MAY 21 2015
...Water levels are running high along the Lower Arkansas River at
Recent heavy rain across eastern Colorado and increased water
releases from the Pueblo Reservoir will lead to high river flows
along the Arkansas River.
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 Nepesta...
* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 15.9 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.