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Flash flood warnings issued for southern Utah

Jul 19, 2022, 7:46 AM

Bryce Canyon rock formations are pictured. Portions of central and southern Utah, including popular...

FILE: a view of the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon take in the spectacular view of the hoodoos at Sunset Point from the Navajo Loop. Bryce Canyon National Park was listed as having possible flash floods this week. (Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News)

(Kristin Nichols, Deseret Morning News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service announced increased risks of flash flooding for national parks and recreation areas in southern Utah.

The NWS listed the San Rafael Swell and Capitol Reef parks in the category of “probable” flash floods for Tuesday. The NWS advised people to check in with local visitor centers or ranger stations before heading to the areas and to have a plan if threatening weather approaches. 

The NWS released the below list of the national parks and their potential for flooding.

Graphic showing areas that have a flash flood warning

 If you find yourself in an area prone to flooding, the NWS advised:

  • Get to higher ground.
  • Do not drive or walk in flooded areas; it only takes six inches of water to sweep a person off their feet. 
  • Stay informed. Monitor weather conditions before heading to your destination. 

For more information visit weather.gov.

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