By Chris Spears
DENVER (CBS4) – The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a Flash Flood Watch Wednesday evening for a stretch of the Gunnison River between the towns of Almont and Gunnison.READ MORE: Colorado Senators Pass COVID Relief Bill As State GOP Leaders Blast Passage
The watch was issued because of an ice jam on the river.
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A large piece of ice was reported to be lodged between the May Camp and Garlic Mikes along the Gunnison River, causing minor flooding near Etsy Ranch.
There is fear that the ice could dislodge and go downstream, potentially causing the river to rise as much as 5 to 8 feet.
Authorities say flooding to properties along the river would be possible if that were to happen.MORE NEWS: Police: Kyle Daugherty Drove Stolen Aston Martin To Dealership, Fraudulently Paid For Porsche