River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
731 AM MDT SAT JUN 18 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 weather across the high country will continue to increase the
snow melt across the mountains...leading to fast river 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 Saturday the stage was 6.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Salida...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 5.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Wellsville...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 6.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Parkdale...
* At  6:45 AM Saturday the stage was 5.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Canon City...
* At  6:15 AM Saturday the stage was 8.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Portland...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 4.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Above Pueblo...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 5.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Avondale...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 4.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Nepesta...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 14.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.5 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Fowler...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 4.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Rocky Ford...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 3.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At La Junta...
* At  7:15 AM Saturday the stage was 8.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Lamar...
* At  7:00 AM Saturday the stage was 8.1 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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