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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
933 PM MDT SUN JUN 26 2016

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MOFFAT CO-DAGGETT UT-
933 PM MDT SUN JUN 26 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION  HAS ISSUED A

* HYDROLOGIC ADVISORY FOR...
  SNOWMELT IN...
  NORTHWESTERN MOFFAT COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN COLORADO...
  EASTERN DAGGETT COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN UTAH...

* UNTIL 930 PM MDT FRIDAY

* AT 930 PM MDT...GAUGE REPORTS INDICATED INDICATED A STAGE OF 14.9
  FEET ON THE GREEN RIVER NEAR GREENDALE. FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR IS
  RELEASING 8600 CFS AND WILL CONTINUE TO RELEASE THIS AMOUNT FOR
  THE NEXT 3 TO 5 DAYS.

* BANKFULL STAGE IS 14.4 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.4 FEET.

* THE GREEN RIVER BELOW FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR WILL REMAIN NEAR
  14.9 FEET FOR THE NEXT THREE TO FIVE DAYS THROUGH WEST CENTRAL
  MOFFAT AND NORTHEASTERN DAGGETT COUNTIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM SNOW MELT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY NEXT
WEEK AND CAUSE HIGH INFLOWS INTO FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR. MINOR
FLOODING ALONG THE BANKS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS WILL BE POSSIBLE.

REMEMBER AT HIGHER FLOWS...RIVER BANKS CAN BECOME SATURATED AND
UNSTABLE. CAUTION IS URGED AS THESE BANKS CAN ERODE OR COLLAPSE
UNEXPECTEDLY. EXPECT EXTRA DEBRIS TO BE SWEPT DOWNSTREAM. DO NOT LET
CHILDREN PLAY NEAR HIGH FLOWING RIVERS.

RIVER RAFTERS AND KAYAKERS SHOULD USE CAUTION WITH HIGH
FLOWS...STRONG CURRENTS...AND COLD WATER TEMPERATURES. NOVICES
SHOULD RIDE WITH EXPERIENCED GUIDES OR COMMERCIAL OUTFITTERS. EVEN
EXPERIENCED BOATERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE HAZARDS A RIVER PRESENTS
AT DIFFERING LEVELS AND RATES OF FLOW.

&&

LAT...LON 4084 10899 4081 10901 4083 10906 4083 10914
      4088 10918 4088 10923 4089 10926 4091 10924
      4090 10915 4086 10912 4086 10908

$$

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