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Eagle County officials urge caution as rivers, streams overflow

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July 1, 2019, 12:09 pm
Eagle County photo.

Eagle County officials are asking for help monitoring swelling creeks and rivers and call in any hazards for boaters. Overnight rain Sunday into Monday and rapidly melting snowpack caused an emergency situation in Red Cliff.

Here’s a press release from Eagle County on the condition of local rivers and streams:

Due to last night’s rain and a few days of warmer weather, rivers and creeks in Eagle County are running high and are full of large debris.

Community members are asked to be cautious around river banks and are asked to report any unsafe river conditions such as strainers, i.e. trees or other large objects across the river; blocked culverts; damaged bridges or other issues to the Vail Public Safety Communications Center at 970-479-2201 in the Eagle Valley or the Pitkin County Regional Emergency Dispatch Center at 970-920-5310 in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Sandbag locations, flood maps, and other information can be found on the Eagle County website at www.eaglecounty.us/FloodPlanning.

Current river conditions can be found at https://water.weather.gov/.  
Direct: Eagle River flow at Gypsum
Direct: Eagle River flow at Dotsero
Direct: Eagle River flow at Red Cliff
Direct: Piney River flow near State Bridge
Direct: Frying Pan River near Thomasville

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