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Watch for Flash Floods and Changing Road Conditions
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.
can change with each rainfall.
It is always better to err on the side of caution. Be safe!
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2014
Alert - Portions of Mormon Well Road and Alamo Road closed
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