River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
812 AM MDT TUE JUN 16 2015

...Water levels are running high along the Upper Arkansas River at
Salida...Wellsville...Parkdale...Portland...Fountain Creek at
Pueblo...

Snow melt on the Arkansas River and heavy rain over Fountain Creek have caused high water levels.

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 Salida...
* At  7:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 6.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Wellsville...
* At  7:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 7.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Parkdale...
* At  7:45 AM Tuesday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Portland...
* At  7:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 7.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Fountain Creek At Pueblo...
* At  7:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 6.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 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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