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Arkansas River reaches flood stage in some areas

Posted: 5:14 PM, Jun 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-15 19:14:00-04

SOUTHERN COLORADO – The Arkansas River keeps rising in Fremont and Pueblo Counties.

10 feet is considered flood stage in Canon City and the river reached that level at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Minor flooding is expected in flatter areas, like along Raynolds Ave.

In Avondale, flood stage is considered 7 feet, which was reached around 11 p.m. Friday night.

Remember, flood restrictions are still in place along the river.

Parks and Wildlife has closed off the river below the dam at Lake Pueblo State Park to swimmers and all non-whitewater boats, including inner tubes and kayaks.

Law enforcement in Pueblo has also closed off the river east of Pueblo Blvd. to the Otero County line because of fast-moving water.

If you’re driving and see water in the roadway, turn around and don’t drown. Even a small amount of water can be powerful enough to wash away your car.