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Dolores County Emergency Alert System
Wednesday June 12th, 2019 :: 03:20 p.m. MDT

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Flood Watch until 12:00PM Sunday

Dolores River below Rico affecting Dolores and Montezuma Counties .Warm temperatures will increase snow melt runoff. The flows along the Dolores River and tributaries in the upper basin will increase to above bankfull by Thursday and then possibly reach flood stage late Friday. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction CO has issued a

* Flood Watch for The Dolores River below Rico

* from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon.

* At 2:45 PM Wednesday the stage was 4.8 feet.

* Minor flooding is possible.

* Flood stage is 5.8 feet.

* Forecast...Flood stage may be reached by Friday before midnight.

* Impact...At 5.8 feet...Minor flooding is occurring along the Dolores River between the towns of Rico and Dolores. River banks are eroding and becoming unstable. Agricultural land near and along the Dolores River is flooding.

* AFFECTED AREAS: SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS

Instructions:

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Safety Message...A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. Additional information is available at weather.gov/gjt.

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Address/Location
Dolores County Emergency Alert System
8477 Rd 7.7
Dove Creek, CO 81324

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 970-677-2929

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Watch

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