River Statement
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Pueblo Co
144 PM MDT Thu Jun 20 2019

...Water levels are running high along the Upper Arkansas River at
Leadville...Salida...Wellsville...Parkdale...Canon City...Portland...
Lower Arkansas River at Pueblo...Avondale...La Junta...

Recent rain across eastern Colorado, along with continued runoff from the
melting of the abundant high mountain snow pack, will keep high and fast
flows in the Arkansas River, from the upper Arkansas River Valley through
portions of the lower Arkansas River Valley.

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  1:15 PM Thursday the stage was 8.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 8.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Salida...
* At  1:15 PM Thursday the stage was 6.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 6.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Wellsville...
* At  1:15 PM Thursday the stage was 7.7 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 6.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Parkdale...
* At 12:45 PM Thursday the stage was 7.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Canon City...
* At  1:15 PM Thursday the stage was 9.8 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 9.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At Portland...
* At  1:15 PM Thursday the stage was 6.9 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Above Pueblo...
* At  1:15 PM Thursday the stage was 7.0 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River Near Avondale...
* At  1:15 PM Thursday the stage was 6.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.0 feet.
* No flooding is currently forecast.


Arkansas River At La Junta...
* At  1:15 PM Thursday the stage was 9.5 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 10.0 feet.
* River is forecast to again reach bankfull
  stage Thursday evening.
* Flood stage is 11.0 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
above the map.

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