Runoff news: The Eagle River is expected to remain near flood stage

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From the Associated Press from the The Columbus Republic:

The National Weather Service says the Eagle River in western Colorado is expected to stay near flood stage. Record snowpack in Colorado’s mountains, particularly the central and northern mountains, is causing flooding as it melts into rivers and streams.

From (Jeffrey Wolf):

The Poudre River has already flowed over its banks in some spots in northeastern Colorado and many homeowners are using sandbags and digging ditches to divert the water…

The Colorado River in Glenwood Springs rose to 10.8 feet on Thursday, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. That caused some flooding to lower areas, but the river did not reach the peak that was predicted. There was flooding along Interstate 70 east of Rifle and in the Parachute area. Three homes near the river in Rifle had some minor flooding in and around the homes…

Amtrak has temporarily suspended service between Denver and Chicago because of conditions in the Omaha, Neb. area.

From the Loveland Connection:

A link to a Colorado Division of Water Resources graph shows the Big Thompson River flow level at 596 cubic feet per second, or cfs, at 11:30 a.m. today at the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon near Drake. The river peaked at about 660 cfs around midday Tuesday, according to the graph, and again around 630 cfs last night.

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