Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
327 PM MDT Tue Apr 30 2019

...Rises along rivers and creeks expected over the next 24 hours...


The last spell of warm weather and rainfall on the snow pack has
accelerated the snowmelt runoff. This snowmelt when combined with
widespread rainfall has led to a few smaller creeks and rivers
rising to near bankfull conditions this afternoon. Additional
rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours though the coverage
will be more scattered in nature. The cool down arriving tomorrow
will slow the snowmelt and should alleviate any minor flooding
problems.

At this time, rivers across eastern Utah and western Colorado are
not forecast to reach flood stage but rather just approach or
reach bankfull conditions with minor flooding limited to low lying
areas.

Increases in river stages lead to much higher river flows making
for swift and unpredictable currents. Debris in the water could
create numerous snags. Water temperatures will be quite cold with
the introduction of the snowmelt.

If recreating or working in or near high flow waterways, use
appropriate safety gear. Unstable banks along fast moving
waterways may quickly give way and should be avoided.

Additional river and lake information is available at:

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=gjt

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