Rafters, beware: Rivers running fast, cold

Near-peak flows mean high risk for users

A group of friends that recently graduated from Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high schools launch their rafts and kayaks into the Colorado River on Friday.



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A group of friends that recently graduated from Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high schools launch their rafts and kayaks into the Colorado River on Friday.

Area waterways already charged with spring runoff are expected to rise sharply in coming days and create dangerous conditions for river users as water levels reach their projected annual…




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