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.

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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.

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(credit: CBS4/Colorado's Weather Center)

(credit: CBS4/Colorado’s Weather Center)

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.