Aug 9, 2013 3:49 PM by Stephen Bowers
The National Weather Service extended the Flood Warning for the Purgatoire River near Las Animas through midnight Saturday night.
At 10:15 AM Saturday, the river was measured at 9.1 feet Flood stage is 9.0 feet. The river has crested and is expected to fall below flood stage Saturday evening.
Rainfall totals of 2-5" on upstream parts of the Purgatoire River have caused water to rise in the river.
Minor flooding of low-lying areas is occuring near the river. Minor flooding can also saturate and weaken the banks of the river, so you are advised to stay away from the river banks until after the water subsides.