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Flash Flood Warning In Effect For Zion National Park

Nov 20, 2019, 8:45 AM | Updated: 8:50 am
Zion National Park on Nov. 20, 2019 (Photo: UDOT)...
Zion National Park on Nov. 20, 2019 (Photo: UDOT)
(Photo: UDOT)

SPRINGDALE, Utah – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Zion National Park and surrounding areas.

The warning is in place until 11:15 a.m. and includes Springdale and Rockville.

According to NWS, park officials reported flash flooding at Taylor Creek in the Kolob area of Zion on Wednesday.

“Flash flooding is also likely occurring across most small streams and small drainages across Zion National Park,” according to NWS.

Flash flood watches remain in place for areas in southwest Utah, including most of Beaver, Iron, Washington and Kane counties. Other locations in those counties were placed under winter storm warning.

The NWS noted that “flash flooding of slot canyons, normally dry washes, small streams and urban areas with poor drainage will be possible.”

“Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION,” according to noaa.gov. “You should monitor (the latest) forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.”

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Flash Flood Warning In Effect For Zion National Park