River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
619 AM MDT MON JUN 6 2016

...Water levels are running high along the Upper Arkansas River at
Leadville...Salida...Wellsville...Parkdale...Canon City...Portland...

Warmer temperatures have accelerated snow melt causing water levels
in the upper reaches of the Arkansas River from Canon City to
Leadville to run high and fast.

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 Leadville...
* At  5:15 AM Monday the stage was 7.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Salida...
* At  5:15 AM Monday the stage was 5.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Wellsville...
* At  5:15 AM Monday the stage was 7.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Parkdale...
* At  5:45 AM Monday the stage was 6.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Canon City...
* At  5:15 AM Monday the stage was 8.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Portland...
* At  5:15 AM Monday the stage was 5.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 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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