River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT ...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
321 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 RESULTED IN HIGHER RIVER
LEVELS ALONG THE SAINT CHARLES RIVER NEAR VINELAND MONDAY MORNING.
BY MID AFTERNOON MONDAY...RIVER LEVELS HAD RISEN ON THE ARKANSAS RIVER
FROM VINELAND TO NEAR AVONDALE.

EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON...LEVELS HAD FALLEN QUICKLY ON THE ST CHARLES.
THE ARKANSAS NEAR AVONDALE IS EXPECTED TO REACH NEAR 6.5 FEET MONDAY
EVENING.

RIVER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN WITHIN BANKS...BUT THE HIGH FLOWS
WILL STILL BE DANGEROUS. AT RIVER STAGE 6.5 FEET ON THE ARKANSAS NEAR
AVONDALE...SOME MINOR OVERBANK FLOW IS POSSIBLE IN LOW SPOTS ALONG THE
RIVER...AND DAMAGE TO IRRIGATION WORKS WILL BE POSSIBLE. 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 AVONDALE...
* AT  2:15 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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