River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
746 AM MDT TUE MAY 19 2015

...Water levels are running high along the Lower Arkansas River at
Fowler...Fountain Creek at Colorado Springs...Pinon...Saint Charles
River at Vineland...

Very heavy rain fell over a large part of southeast Colorado Tuesday
morning...and is forecast to enter area rivers and streams through
the day Tuesday and early Wednesday.

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 Fowler...
* At  7:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 4.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Fountain Creek At Colorado Springs...
* At  7:16 AM Tuesday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Fountain Creek Near Pinon...
* At  7:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 4.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


St. Charles River At Vineland...
* At  6:45 AM Tuesday the stage was 4.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 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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