Runoff news

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From the Aspen Times (Scott Condon):

A hydrologic outlook posted April 16 by the [National Weather Service] said spring runoff flood potential isn’t high for most of western Colorado, with a few exceptions. “The headwaters of the Roaring Fork River have received up to 125 percent of normal snow water equivalent, and while flooding is not likely in Glenwood Springs, upstream locations along the Roaring Fork River need to be monitored,” the bulletin said…

The Fryingpan River is flowing at about 153 cubic feet per second. The Roaring Fork River at Emma was flowing at 560 cfs Thursday afternoon. The mean level for that date over the past 11 years was 452 cfs. Lawrence said the river typically peaks between June 3 and 18. Last year’s peak at Glenwood Springs was 7,070 on June 20.

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