River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
201 AM MDT SAT MAY 9 2015

...Water levels are running high along the Lower Arkansas River at
Nepesta and...La Junta...and in Fountain Creek at Fountain and Pinon...

Recent heavy rainfall has resulted in high water levels in Fountain
Creek and in the Arkansas River from Pueblo to the La Junta area.
Although flooding is not currently expected...water levels will
remain high through through the day.

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 Nepesta...
* At  1:15 AM Saturday the stage was 14.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.5 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At La Junta...
* At  1:15 AM Saturday the stage was 10.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Fountain Creek Near Fountain...
* At  1:00 AM Saturday the stage was 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Fountain Creek Near Pinon...
* At  1:15 AM Saturday the stage was 6.2 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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