It's high water season in the Grand Valley

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Sections of the Blue Heron Trail closed Tuesday morning and officials say it won't be the only place where the waters will overtake the river banks.

We have entered high water season in the Grand Valley and there is no end in sight.

At the state line, the Colorado River is flowing at a rate of 10,000 cubic feet of water per second and experts say that number is expected to rise in the coming weeks.

"We're fortunate to have the river coming through the community, these times of year though, you never know how fast the water will rise," says Rob Schoeber of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation.

Grand Valley tourism leaders are looking forward to an exciting boating and rafting season that high waters will bring to the western slope.

No matter what water activities you decide to partake in this spring, it's important to remember to always use the proper equipment and wear safety gear.

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