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Dolores County Emergency Alert System
Wednesday July 27th, 2022 :: 02:12 a.m. MDT

Advisory

Flood Watch until 12:00AM Thursday

* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible, especially on fire burn scars and areas with already saturated ground in the San Juan Mountains west through southeastern Utah.

* WHERE...Portions of southwest Colorado and southeast Utah, including the following areas, in southwest Colorado, Animas River Basin, Four Corners/Upper Dolores River, Northwest San Juan Mountains, Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River, San Juan River Basin and Southwest San Juan Mountains. In southeast Utah, Canyonlands/Natural Bridges, La Sal and Abajo Mountains and Southeast Utah.

* WHEN...From Noon MDT today through midnight MDT tonight.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. In addition, heavy rainfall over the Pack Creek Fire, Ice Fire, 416 Fire and East Canyon Fire burn areas, among other smaller, more recent burn areas in the watch area. Residents and travelers near any of these burn areas should prepare for potential flood impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas. Low-water crossings may be flooded.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Heavy rain has fallen in these area over the past few days and deep monsoonal moisture is forecast to move to these areas today with showers and thunderstorms likely.

* AFFECTED AREAS: NORTHWESTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ... SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS ... PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER ... FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER ... ANIMAS RIVER BASIN ... SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN ... SOUTHEAST UTAH ... LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS ... CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES

Instructions:

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. The National Weather Service weather radar is down for maintenance today through Tuesday, 2 August, and the National Weather Service asks for your help tracking these storms and their impacts. Please notify local authorities of any observed flooding.

Address/Location
Dolores County Emergency Alert System
8477 Rd 7.7
Dove Creek, CO 81324

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 970-677-2929

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Flood Watch

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