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Watch for Flash Floods and Changing Road Conditions

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The aftermath of being caught in a flash flood 

It's officially monsoon season out at Desert, which means a dramatic increase in rainfall and a higher possibility of flash floods.
Flash floods can happen quickly - please use extreme caution when heading into the backcountry.
Check weather forecasts before traveling and watch for storm clouds in the distance.  A rainstorm miles away can cause a flash flood through a storm-free area.  
Keep to higher ground and avoid hiking and camping in washes and canyons.  Flash floods are misleading in their depth and speed - never attempt to drive through or otherwise enter flood waters.
Road conditions can change with each rainfall.  
It is always better to err on the side of caution.  Be safe!
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2014
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