River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
713 AM MDT FRI JUL 3 2015

...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER AT
PARKDALE...CANON CITY...PORTLAND...LOWER ARKANSAS RIVER AT PUEBLO...
AVONDALE...NEPESTA...FOWLER...

SNOW MELT ACROSS THE UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY AND WATER RELEASES
FROM THE PUEBLO RESERVOIR WILL KEEP RIVER LEVELS RUNNING HIGH.

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 ABOVE PUEBLO...
* AT  6:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR AVONDALE...
* AT  6:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.8 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NEPESTA...
* AT  6:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.5 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR FOWLER...
* AT  6:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER AT PARKDALE...
* AT  6:45 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER AT CANON CITY...
* AT  6:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.5 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.


ARKANSAS RIVER AT PORTLAND...
* AT  6:15 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.3 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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