By Chris Spears
DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado’s rivers, creeks and streams will be high and running fast well into the month of June this year thanks to heavy late season snow in the mountains.READ MORE: Oh Baby! Roxborough Family Visits West Metro Firefighters After Unusual Birth
As of May 29, all eight major river basins across the state had a snow-water-equivalent well above 100 percent of normal, with the South Plate River basin running over 200 percent of normal.
It’s unclear if flooding will become a concern because it largely depends on how fast we warm up in the days ahead. A slow and gradual warm up during June would be ideal to minimize flood potential.READ MORE: COVID In Denver: School District & Denver Health Host First Of Several Mass Vaccination Events For Students
The forecast for flooding also depends on any future rain or snowfall.
In addition to the melting snow some rivers on the Eastern Plains remain high due to heavy runoff from recent rainfall.
A flood advisory continues through Tuesday morning along the Cache la Poudre River between Windsor and Greeley where the water is within a foot of reaching flood stage.MORE NEWS: What Should You Do If A Tree Hits Your Car? City Of Denver Offers Tips