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Rising Poudre River A Cause For Concern In Greeley & Windsor

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WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4) – The rising Cache La Poudre River was cause for concern on Sunday.

County leaders have closed several roads near the river because a flood warning is in effect until Wednesday as the river continues to rise fast.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Larimer County leaders say the Poudre River was a little over 6 1/2 feet high Sunday morning, which is close to its flood stage at 7 1/2 feet. County leaders say mud and debris are piling up on the trails in the Windsor-Greeley area, and if more heavy rain hits the area there’s a threat for flash flooding.

The sight of the river stopped some people in their tracks.

“With the warmer temperatures coming and the melt, we need water, but you know it’s kind of intimidating,” Windsor resident Scott Ficarra said.

“I’ve seen it clear up to this port-a-potty and all the roads. I’ve had a lot of water in my pasture,” Windsor resident Harvey Beaver said.

In Larimer County there was a report of water getting close to County Road 5 just south of Harmony. Leaders have also closed several trails and parks in the area as a precaution.

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