Signs went up Wednesday warning boaters to stay off a section of the Blue River in Summit County due to high water dangers.
All the spring snow that fell in the high country last month has started to melt which is causing a lot of runoff along the Front Range.
Approximately 3,600 customers in Park County were without power because of Tuesday’s snowfall.
Colorado water officials will get an update on mountain snowpack and an early look at potential flooding threats from spring runoff Tuesday.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper rolled out a first-of-its kind water plan Wednesday, a draft plan to address the state’s projected future water shortage.
With demand increasing across the West, Colorado is drawing up a strategy to keep some of the trillions of gallons of water that gushes out of the Rocky Mountains every spring.
The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings or advisories Saturday for much of northern and parts of central Colorado.
Many Colorado rivers will likely stay fast and high well into the month of June.
Warm temperatures and the threat for more afternoon thunderstorms are in the forecast.
If you have plans to be near rivers and streams in the high country this weekend, play close attention to the weather.