Minor flood warnings issued around Colorado
May 24, 2011
DENVER (AP) – Officials say parts of Colorado west of the Continental Divide and most of the eastern plains should expect minor flooding as rainfall and warmer temperatures begin to melt the season’s record snowpack.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board said Monday that minor flooding watches have been issued for the Western Slope down to Montrose County and the eastern plains.
Officials say thunderstorms and runoff could cause minor flooding and rivers and streams could overflow their banks.
Flooding is also possible in urban areas from Colorado Springs north to Wyoming.
Officials say warmer temperatures predicted for the weekend could see the runoff reaching levels not yet seen this season.