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Bent County, CO

Flood Warning issued for Bent by NWS
 28 days ago

Cover picture for the articleEffective: 2021-05-26 00:50:00 MDT Expires: 2021-05-26 12:00:00 MDT Urgency: Expected Severity: Moderate Certainty: Likely Instruction: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Additional information is available at The next statement will be issued this afternoon at 1200 PM MDT. Target Area: Bent Observed flooding changed to Minor severity for the following rivers in Colorado Purgatoire River Near Las Animas affecting Bent County. Observed flooding increased to Minor severity The Flood Warning continues for the Purgatoire River Near Las Animas. * Until this afternoon. * At 12:15 AM MDT Wednesday the stage was 9.2 feet. * Flood stage is 9.0 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring. * Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 12:15 AM MDT Wednesday was 9.2 feet. * Forecast...The river is expected to fall below flood stage early this morning and continue falling to 4.4 feet Sunday evening. * Impact...At 9.0 feet, Minor Flood. Minor agricultural flooding occurs into low lying areas along the river. * Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.3 feet on 06/07/1983.