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Flash flood watch in effect for parts of southern Utah

Jul 25, 2022, 8:04 AM | Updated: 5:32 pm
FILE: Zion National Park (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)...
FILE: Zion National Park (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY — A flash flood watch is in effect Monday for parts of southern Utah.

Those areas include:

  • Lower Washington County
  • Zion National Park
  • South Central Utah
  • Capitol Reef National Park and Vicinity
  • Western Canyonlands
  • Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell

“Deep moisture will continue to move into the area and any storms that develop will produce heavy rain capable of flash flooding,” read a Monday morning tweet from the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.

According to NWS, the areas most likely to see flash flooding include slot canyons, normally dry washes, and areas near recent burn scars.

The flash flood potential for the following southern Utah National Parks and recreation areas are considered “probable” for July 25:

  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Glen Canyon National Rec Area
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante NM
  • Natural Bridges NM
  • Grand Gulch
  • San Rafael Swell
  • Zion National Park

The rating stays the same for Tuesday, except San Rafael Swell drops to “possible.”

“Make sure to check in with local visitor centers or ranger stations before heading out and have a plan if threatening weather approaches,” read another Monday morning tweet from NWS.

The Grand Wash, Capitol Gorge and Pleasant Creek roads in Capitol Reef National Park have been closed as a result of the watch.

For more information on the flood watch, click here.

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Flash flood watch in effect for parts of southern Utah