Due to the above average snowpack in upper elevations and recent heavy rains, the potential for flooding and additional hazards along rivers and streams is higher than normal. Be sure to check weather conditions before heading to the forest.
The U.S. Forest Service ultimately wants to arm visitors with the information they need to make prudent decisions while enjoying their national forest. Do not attempt to cross any quick moving water and always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. Additionally, recent rains have saturated soils throughout the forest, increasing the risk of falling trees. Remember, your safety is your responsibility.
The National Park Service out of Delaware has some useful tips for river safety that are applicable to those of us here in Colorado too. Check their site.