Flood Advisory-La Plata

Looking at the near bank full on the Animas near Hermosa, I suspect we will get more advisories. The models are pointing toward some heavier showers in the high elevations of Northern La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, and Dolores Counties, later today, then tomorrow more widespread affecting most elevations.

As of 9:30 am the Animas was at 5110 cfs, which is 700 cfs more than what it was at 3:30 am.  For reference bank full at the Animas (downtown) is 7548 cfs and flood stage is 10,466.

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
902 AM MDT TUE JUN 4 2019

…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION CO HAS ISSUED A
FLOOD ADVISORY FOR THE LA PLATA RIVER…

LA PLATA RIVER AT HESPERUS AFFECTING LA PLATA COUNTY

.WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE SNOW MELT RUNOFF. THE FLOWS ALONG
THE LA PLATA RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR TO SLIGHT ABOVE BANKFULL THROUGH
THE WEEK. MINOR LOWLAND FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE LA PLATA
RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SAFETY MESSAGE…CAUTION IS URGED WHEN WALKING NEAR WATERWAYS. AVOID
FLOODED AREAS AND UNSTABLE RIVERBANKS. STAY TUNED TO DEVELOPMENTS BY
LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL TV OR RADIO STATIONS.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE NWS GRAND JUNCTION
HOMEPAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/GJT

COC067-070301-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FL.Y.0003.190604T1502Z-000000T0000Z/
/LPHC2.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
902 AM MDT TUE JUN 4 2019

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION CO HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR
THE LA PLATA RIVER AT HESPERUS.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 07 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.0 FEET.
* BANKFULL STAGE IS 5.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 5.5 FEET.
* FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO DIURNALLY OSCILLATE ABOVE
AND BELOW BANKFULL THIS WEEK

 

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