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Dolores County Emergency Alert System
Thursday June 13th, 2019 :: 12:25 p.m. MDT


Flood Warning until 12:00PM Monday

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 today and cause minor flooding. The river will then reach flood stage on Friday. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction CO has issued a

* Flood Warning for The Dolores River below Rico.

* from this evening to Monday afternoon.

* At 11:45 AM Thursday the stage was 4.8 feet.

* Flood stage is 5.8 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* 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.

* Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 5.9 feet on Jun 17 1995.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Safety Message... A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or is occurring. People in flood prone areas should act now. Never try to cross swiftly flowing water on foot because you could be swept away in a matter of seconds by the powerful force of the rushing water. 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

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

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Non-emergencies: 970-677-2929

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Flood Warning

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