Runoff news: Roaring Fork Valley streams running high

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Here’s the link to the USGS Water Watch map for Colorado for your surfing pleasure.

From the Aspen Times (John Colson):

According to Ted Hinricks, a Colorado River ranger for the U.S. Forest Service stationed in Eagle County, the Colorado River surged on Monday to around 10,000 cubic-feet-per-second at a gauge station at Dotsero, near the eastern end of Glenwood Canyon…

The Roaring Fork River reportedly was flowing at around 2,400 cfs as of Monday afternoon at a gauge station near Emma, but by the time it got to Glenwood Springs, it was flowing at 6,700 cfs, according to Tom Trowbridge of Roaring Fork Anglers, who read the river gauge early on Tuesday…

Officials have said that the Crystal River is nearing the flood stage, but Ellen Anderson, emergency services manager for Pitkin County, said no serious problems are anticipated. “It looks as though we’re going to get to bankfull, but not much more,” Anderson said on Tuesday.

From the Pueblo Chieftain (Tracy Harmon):

The [Arkansas River] level was running at a healthy 3,330 cubic feet per second Friday morning at the Parkdale gauge just west of Canon City, prompting the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area to issue a high water advisory.

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