River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1257 PM MDT SAT JUN 20 2015

...Water levels are running high along the Upper Arkansas River at
Salida...Wellsville...Parkdale...Portland...Lower Arkansas River at
Nepesta...Fowler...

River levels will continue to run high as a result of warm temperatures
aiding high country snow melt.

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 At Salida...
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 7.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Wellsville...
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 7.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Parkdale...
* At 11:45 AM Saturday the stage was 8.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Portland...
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Nepesta...
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 15.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.5 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Fowler...
* At 12:15 PM Saturday the stage was 7.0 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. 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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