River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
839 AM MDT THU JUN 16 2016

...Water levels are running high along the Upper Arkansas River at
Leadville...Salida...Wellsville...Parkdale...Canon City...Portland...
Lower Arkansas River at Pueblo...Avondale...Nepesta...Fowler...Rocky
Ford...La Junta...Lamar...

Warm temperatures will continue the high elevation snowmelt for the
next few days. No rain is expected through the weekend so runoff from
precipitation is not expected to add to the snowmelt flows.

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 Leadville...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 6.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Salida...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 5.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Wellsville...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 6.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Parkdale...
* At  7:45 AM Thursday the stage was 5.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Canon City...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 8.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Portland...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 5.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Above Pueblo...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 6.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Avondale...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Nepesta...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 15.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.5 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Fowler...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 5.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Rocky Ford...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 4.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At La Junta...
* At  7:15 AM Thursday the stage was 9.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Lamar...
* At  8:00 AM Thursday the stage was 8.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 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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