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Water levels up earlier this year

SUMMIT COUNTY – Authorities announced a countywide flash flood watch Thursday afternoon, and the town of Frisco outlined its monitoring and damage prevention efforts as the annual spring runoff began to hit full stride.

“The hot weather has definitely brought the snowpack off the mountains and has caught us a little by surprise,” said Scott Hummer, Colorado Division of Water Resources’ Water Commissioner for the Blue River Basin.

Hummer said the river levels the state and county are seeing are traditionally associated more with the end of June.

“I would have never guessed we would have been seeing the amount of runoff that we’re seeing right now,” Hummer said. “I think it will climb more today (Thursday) and more the following day.”

Hummer said he expected the region to maintain those high water levels for 10 days.

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