Current Flood Conditions

river floodingWarm temperatures and rain in the mountains have created potential flood conditions for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming according to the National Weather Service. However, Emergency Managers in the area say that these conditions are normal for this time of year. John Ziegler in Carbon County says the area has experienced nuisance floods that are consistent with the season but no major issues are expected. Bob Struble from Routt County says the water in the Elk and the Yampa Rivers are high but right now, the county is in good shape. Tom Soos from Moffat County and Ty Gates from Rio Blanco County also said that they are monitoring the situation but nothing is out of the ordinary at this time. All four said that river levels will continue to increase with the snow melt so people recreating on these waters should continue to be cautious.

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