Flood Warnings Along the Arkansas

· Sep. 16, 2013, 5:22 pm

A flood warning is in effect for the Arkansas River at La Junta after days of continuous rainfall along the valley and in the Pikes Peak region. KRCC's Maggie Spencer has more.

The river is expected to exceed its 11-foot flood stage tonight, and crest just over 12-feet by midmorning Tuesday. The National Weather Service says flood stage means some agricultural flooding. Officials there say residents should stay away from flowing water and riverbanks. The warning came this morning and expires Wednesday.

River Flood warnings are also now in effect for Pueblo and Crowley counties along the Arkansas River until tomorrow.

National Weather Service: Watches & Warnings

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