River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1129 AM MDT SUN JUN 1 2014

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER AT
LEADVILLE...SALIDA...WELLSVILLE...PARKDALE...CANON CITY...PORTLAND...
LOWER ARKANSAS RIVER AT PUEBLO...AVONDALE...

FORECAST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE WARMER ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO THIS AFTERNOON...CONTINUING THE HIGH COUNTRY
SNOW MELT. THIS WILL KEEP ADDITIONAL WATER FLOWING INTO THE ARKANSAS
RIVER...AND NEARBY TRIBUTARIES...FROM THE HEADWATERS NEAR
LEADVILLE...TO THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE LOWER ARKANSAS RIVER
AROUND PUEBLO.

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.

KEEP IN MIND ALSO...WATER TEMPERATURES THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE
EXTREMELY COLD...ADDING INCREASED RISK IF YOU ARE IN THE WATER.

FOLLOWING IS THE LATEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION...

ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR LEADVILLE...
* AT 11:15 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER AT SALIDA...
* AT 10:15 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR WELLSVILLE...
* AT 11:01 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE...
* AT 10:45 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER AT CANON CITY...
* AT 10:15 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER AT PORTLAND...
* AT 10:15 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER ABOVE PUEBLO...
* AT 10:32 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.2 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR AVONDALE...
* AT 10:15 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 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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