River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
902 PM MDT MON JUL 14 2014

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE LOWER ARKANSAS RIVER AT
AVONDALE...NEPESTA...

HEAVY RAIN IN PUEBLO COUNTY SUNDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING HAS ENTERED THE ARKANSAS RIVER BETWEEN AVONDALE AND NEPESTA...
RAISING RIVER LEVELS IN EASTERN PUEBLO COUNTY.

RIVER LEVELS ON THE ARKANSAS NEAR AVONDALE ARE EXPECTED TO BE SLIGHTLY
OVER BANKFULL STAGE AT 6.0...RESULTING IN FLOW INTO LOW SPOTS ALONG THE
RIVER NEAR AVONDALE. RIVER LEVELS SHOULD FALL OVERNIGHT.

THE ARKANSAS NEAR NEPESTA IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO A STAGE OF 16.5 FEET
BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THEN BEGIN TO FALL OVERNIGHT. AT 16.5 FEET...MINOR
FLOODING OF AGRICULTURAL LAND NEAR NEPESTA OCCURS.

RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO FLOW SLIGHTLY OUT OF THEIR BANKS...AND
THE HIGH FLOWS WILL BE DANGEROUS. PEOPLE NEAR THE ARKANSAS RIVER...OR
WITH PROPERTY 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 AVONDALE...
* AT  8:15 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NEPESTA...
* AT  8:15 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.6 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.

HIGH FLOWS ARE NOT UNCOMMON THIS TIME OF YEAR...BUT THE SUDDEN RISE
OF THE RIVER AFTER HEAVY RAIN CAN 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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