Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1043 AM MDT Sat Jun 29 2019

...RUNOFF FROM HIGH ELEVATION SNOW MELT WILL KEEP RIVER FLOWS
STRONG AND MAY PRESENT HAZARDS NEAR WATERWAYS ACROSS SOME PORTIONS
OF WESTERN COLORADO AND NORTHEASTERN UTAH...

Above normal temperatures have increased the runoff into smaller
tributaries and mainstem rivers as melting of the high elevation
snowpack accelerates. This trend will continue into early next
week. Additional runoff from rainfall could also impact river
levels and forecasts both of which are being monitored closely.

At this time, rivers across eastern Utah and western Colorado are
not forecast to reach flood stage. However, several rivers
originating from the central and southern Colorado mountains will
reach to, or remain near to above bankfull conditions through
early next week. Minor flooding should be expected in low lying
areas near these rivers.

Higher river flows lead to swift and unpredictable currents.
Debris in the water could create numerous snags and water
temperatures remain quite cold under the snowmelt conditions.

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 information is available at:

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

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