River Flows will Be Strong
...Strong River Flows Will Increase River Hazards...
Avoid flooded areas and especially stay away from banks along
swollen and flooded waterways.
Spring snowmelt has caused high flows on many rivers and creeks in
western Colorado and eastern Utah. However...cooler weather this
spring has delayed the snow melt and kept copious amounts of snow at
higher elevations in northwest and west central Colorado and
northeast Utah. Therefore river flows have not yet peaked.
At higher flows...river banks can quickly become saturated and
unstable. Caution is urged near waterways...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...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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