River Flows will Be Strong

...Strong River Flows Will Increase River Hazards...
Avoid flooded areas and especially stay away from banks along
swollen waterways.
Spring snowmelt is causing high flows on some rivers and creeks in
north central Colorado. However, cooler weather this spring has delayed
the snow melt and kept copious amounts of snow at higher elevations
in north central Colorado. Therefore river flows have not yet peaked.
At higher flows...river banks can quickly become saturated and
unstable. Caution is urged near waterways as river banks can erode
or collapse unexpectedly. Do not let children play near high flowing
rivers, creeks and canals.
River rafters and kayakers should use caution on rivers with high
flows that contain strong currents, river debris and cold water
temperatures. Novices should ride with experienced guides.
The National Weather Service is urging everyone to use caution
around rivers, streams and creeks.


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