Melting snow causes Colo. rivers to rise
DENVER (AP) – Colorado rivers continue to run high as unseasonably warm weather melts mountain snow.
Flood warning and advisories were in effect Monday in parts of the High Country.
Sand bags have been placed along parts of the Big Thompson River in Estes Park near Rocky Mountain National Park because of the high water levels. No significant flooding has been reported.
In Eagle County, the Eagle and Gore rivers are expected to remain near flood stage through Monday afternoon. Organizers of the Teva Mountain Games in Vail canceled whitewater competitions Sunday, saying it was too risky.
There’s also a chance for flooding in southern Colorado.
The Arkansas River at Canon City is expected to remain above flood stage through Friday.