River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
546 AM MDT TUE JUL 15 2014

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE LOWER ARKANSAS RIVER AT
LAMAR...PURGATOIRE RIVER AT LAS ANIMAS...

THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS HAVE CAUSED THE ARKANSAS
RIVER AT LAMAR AND THE PURGATOIRE RIVER AT LAS ANIMAS TO RISE
NEAR FLOOD STAGE. THOUGH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED...CAUTION
SHOULD BE USED IF YOU PLAN ON BEING AROUND THESE AREAS.

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...

PURGATOIRE RIVER NEAR LAS ANIMAS...
* AT  5:15 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER AT LAMAR...
* AT  5:00 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.6 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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