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Warmer Temperatures Increase High Country Snow Melt

Undated — Forecasters remain cautious concerning the state´s lakes and rivers.

This week´s warmer temperatures have increased the melting of the above average snow-pack in the high country resulting in rising water levels.

Forecasters expect temperatures to rise in the coming weeks, causing peak stages in the lakes and streams from now until early June.

Officials are also warning those taking advantage of the warm weather for recreation to be careful around the water. Forecasters caution that the currents in elevated rivers are swift, deep and potentially dangerous. The water´s cold temperature can also cause hypothermia.

Parents are also urged to keep a close eye on their children.