With high river flows come safety warnings

Flows on the Colorado River, shown here at the Blue Heron boat launch, are climbing due to the recent high temperatures, causing mountain snowmelt to accelerate. Flows were recorded at 25,100 cubic feet per second at the Utah state line today.



High Water w 5-19-9

Flows on the Colorado River, shown here at the Blue Heron boat launch, are climbing due to the recent high temperatures, causing mountain snowmelt to accelerate. Flows were recorded at 25,100 cubic feet per second at the Utah state line today.

Every year about this time, area search and rescue teams fish stranded swimmers or people on flimsy rafts out of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. Sometimes those folks get to shore safely.…




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