Monday, June 6, 2011

The Colorado River rises

The Colorado has reached the bridge near Bridge's Island
west of Fruita. 
According to news 20 hours ago, the Colorado at Cameo measured 24,500 cfs while the Gunnison River in Grand Junction measures 10,600 cfs.  An employee of CDOT noted that Eagle Creek was still running clear which indicates that the snow melt  higher up has not reached that water as yet, so look for much more to come in the flooding. A good spell of cool weather would help keep the flow down.
The Sheriff's Department has warned that cool water temperatures, debris floating and the fast current in the river poise a danger. They have asked that everyone stay off the river except  the most seasoned water recreation enthusiasts, noting that the river is most dangerous even for those folk.
The bridge over hwy 340 still has the high water mark from the
1980s to be reached, only inches to go.

Snooks Bottom June 6 7:30 The Colorado has
breached the lake in 5 places at 30 cfm. The dock is
beginning to disappear.

June 6 p.m.

June 6, 5:30 p.m.

River June 6,  5:00 p.m.

June 1 5:20 pm
June 5, 6:00 pm

June 6 5:30 p.m.

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