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Sep 16, 2013 10:39 AM by Stephen Bowers

Flood Warning: Arkansas River at La Junta

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Arkansas River at La Junta through early Wednesday morning.

At 7:15 AM Monday, the Arkansas River at La Junta was measured at 10.2 feet. Flood stage is 11.0 feet, and the river is expected to rise above flood stage by Monday evening. The river is forecast to crest at around 12.2 feet midmorning Tuesday before falling below flood stage Tuesday evening.

Minor flooding is expected, especially of agricultural lands near the Arkansas River in the La Junta area.


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