River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
659 PM MDT TUE AUG 12 2014

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE LOWER ARKANSAS RIVER AT LA
JUNTA...

THE WATER LEVEL IN THE ARKANSAS RIVER AT LA JUNTA HAS CRESTED AND IS
NOW DECREASING.  HOWEVER...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 AT LA JUNTA...
* AT  6:15 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


STAY AWAY FROM THE BANKS OF THE RIVER.  DURING HIGH WATER...
SATURATED BANKS CAN EASILY BREAK OFF AND FALL INTO POTENTIALLY
DEADLY...FAST FLOWING WATER.

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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