River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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

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

THE FOUNTAIN CREEK AT COLORADO SPRINGS HAS RISEN SHARPLY AFTER VERY
HEAVY RAIN IN WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. AS THE
FOUNTAIN CONTINUES TO RECEIVE RAIN WATER RUNOFF FROM ITS TRIBUTARIES
...THE EXPECTATION OF THE CREST FOUNTAIN CREEK IS HIGHER THAN EARLY
EXPECTED. THE FOUNTAIN CREEK IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO ITS FLOOD STAGE
OF 8.0 FEET FOR A BRIEF PERIOD EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

AT A STAGE OF 8.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING OF LOWLAND ALONG THE CREEK CAN
OCCUR.

THOSE PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES NEAR THE WATER ARE ADVISED TO USE
EXTREME CAUTION. STAY AWAY FROM THE FOUNTAIN CREEK THIS EVENING!
STRONG CURRENTS COULD QUICKLY BECOME A SAFETY HAZARD.

FOLLOWING IS THE LATEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION...

FOUNTAIN CREEK AT COLORADO SPRINGS...
* AT  4:30 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* BRIEF MINOR LOWLAND FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.


HIGH FLOWS POSE A SERIOUS THREAT TO PERSONS IN OR NEAR THE WATER. EACH YEAR...HIGH FLOWS RESULT IN MISHAPS THAT ARE SOMETIMES FATAL.

AGAIN...STAY AWAY FROM THE FOUNTAIN CREEK THIS EVENING. 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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