River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE FOUNTAIN CREEK AT COLORADO
SPRINGS...

THE FOUNTAIN CREEK AT COLORADO SPRINGS ROSE SHARPLY AFTER VERY
HEAVY RAIN IN WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. AS QUICKLY
AS THE CREEK ROSE...IT PEAKED...AT A LEVEL OF 7.7 FEET AT 415 PM...
AND LOWERED RAPIDLY.

RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN WITHIN BANKS...BUT THE HIGH FLOWS
WILL STILL BE DANGEROUS AS TRIBUTARIES DRAIN...AND THE WATERS IN THE
FOUNTAIN CREEK RUN DOWN STREAM. 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 AT COLORADO SPRINGS...
* AT  6:01 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 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...ESPECIALLY AFTER
SUDDEN HEAVY RAIN IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AND IN URBAN AREAS. 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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