...Arkansas River Near Leadville Running High...

HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1211 PM MDT MON MAY 30 2011


...WATER LEVELS ARE RUNNING HIGH ALONG THE UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER AT
LEADVILLE...


RECENT WARM TEMPERATURES ARE MELTING THE SNOWPACK IN THE COLORADO
MOUNTAINS. WARM TEMPERATURES WILL ACCELERATE THIS PROCESS OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.


THE MOUNTAINS AROUND LEADVILLE SAW WELL ABOVE AVERAGE SNOWPACK THIS
YEAR. CONSEQUENTLY...THE ARKANSAS RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARY STREAMS
AROUND LEADVILLE CAN EXPECT TO SEE HIGH STREAM FLOWS AS THE SNOWPACK
MELTS IN THE COMING DAYS.


RIVER LEVELS ARE CURRENTLY 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 11:15 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* NO FLOODING IS CURRENTLY FORECAST.
* OUTLOOK...RISING TO NEAR 7.0 FEET BY SATURDAY JUNE 4TH.


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 NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND
WARNINGS FROM YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THE WEB SITE FOR THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO IS WEATHER.GOV/PUEBLO. YOU CAN
LINK TO THE HYDROLOGY PAGE BY CLICKING ON THE LIGHT BLUE RIVERS AND
LAKES TAB NEAR THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

 


 
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