Potential Flooding

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Hot weather is melting the mountain snowpack fast, swelling streams in western Colorado.

A flood warning was in effect for the Upper Rio Grande at Del Norte. The river was near flood stage at 7 a-m and expected to rise above flood stage late tonight.

Meanwhile, a flood watch was in effect for Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Cortez, Dove Creek, Mancos and Pagosa Springs in southwestern Colorado.

A flood watch also was in effect for the central Yampa River Basin and upper Yampa River Basin in northwest Colorado.

In western Colorado, a flood watch is in effect for the central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River basins.

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