River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
101 PM MDT TUE AUG 12 2014

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE LOWER ARKANSAS RIVER AT LA
JUNTA...

HEAVY RAINS THAT FELL ON SUNDAY ARE EXPECTED TO CAUSE THE ARKANSAS
RIVER LEVEL AT LA JUNTA TO INCREASE THROUGH TUESDAY. THE RIVER LEVEL
IS EXPECTED TO CREST AROUND 6 PM TUESDAY...AT 10.4 FEET.  FLOOD
STAGE IS 11 FEET. A RIVER STAGE OF 10 FEET IS CONSIDERED BANKFULL.

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 LA JUNTA...
* AT 12:15 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


HIGH FLOWS ARE NOT UNCOMMON THIS TIME OF YEAR...ESPECIALLY AFTER
HEAVY RAIN SUCH AS THAT WHICH OCCURRED OVER THE WEEKEND...BUT HIGH
FLOWS 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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