River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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

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

HEAVY RAIN IN PUEBLO COUNTY SUNDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON
RESULTED IN HIGHER RIVER LEVELS ALONG THE ARKANSAS RIVER FROM VINELAND
TO NEAR AVONDALE.

RIVER LEVELS ON THE ARKANSAS NEAR AVONDALE ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEAR
BANKFULL STAGE AROUND 5.0 FEET...WITH ONLY SLIGHT RISES UNTIL
MIDNIGHT...FOLLOWED BY FALLING LEVELS OVERNIGHT.

HOWEVER...ANY INCREASE IN RIVER LEVEL COULD RESULT IN MINOR OVERBANK
FLOW INTO LOW SPOTS AND LOW LYING AREAS NEAR AVONDALE.

THOSE PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES NEAR THE WATER ARE ADVISED TO USE
EXTREME CAUTION. DO NOT WADE IN THE RIVER. STRONG CURRENTS COULD
QUICKLY BECOME A SAFETY HAZARD.

FOLLOWING IS THE LATEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION...

ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR AVONDALE...
* AT  6:15 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.7 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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