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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State UTAH
County/Area GARFIELD
WFO SLC
Begin Date 10/05/2010 09:00:00 MST-7
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth S
Begin Location ESCALANTE
Begin Lat/Lon 37.76/-111.6
End Date 10/07/2010 08:00:00 MST-7
End Range 13
End Azimuth SSW
End Location ESCALANTE MUNI ARPT
End Lat/Lon 37.56/-111.62
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative With a nearly stationary upper level low over California, large amounts of moisture spread into Utah. This allowed numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop across the state, with severe thunderstorms developing primarily across southern and eastern Utah, and widespread flooding occurring across southern Utah.
Event Narrative Flooding occurred across many drainages in Garfield County, including Calf Creek and the Escalante River. The Escalante River, which typically flows below 10 cfs, reached a peak of 1300 cfs on October 5th. In addition, the Dirty Devil River, which normally flows at 10 to 20 cfs, reached a peak of 6300 cfs on October 6th.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 20.00K 0.00K
ESCALANTE GARFIELD CO. UT 10/05/2010 09:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLEN CANYON KANE CO. UT 10/05/2010 09:30 MST-7 Flood 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
SPRINGDALE WASHINGTON CO. UT 10/05/2010 13:45 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOORE EMERY CO. UT 10/05/2010 14:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANTA CLARA WASHINGTON CO. UT 10/05/2010 14:00 MST-7 Lightning 0 2 0.00K 0.00K
FRUITA WAYNE CO. UT 10/06/2010 01:00 MST-7 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NAVAJO MTN TRDNG POS SAN JUAN CO. UT 10/06/2010 08:30 MST-7 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE CANYON SAN JUAN CO. UT 10/06/2010 11:33 MST-7 Hail 1.50 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BULLFROG KANE CO. UT 10/06/2010 12:45 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(4HV)HANKSVILLE WAYNE CO. UT 10/06/2010 13:00 MST-7 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN RIVER EMERY CO. UT 10/06/2010 13:53 MST-7 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BAUER TOOELE CO. UT 10/06/2010 14:15 MST-7 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLEN CNYN BSN ARPT KANE CO. UT 10/07/2010 14:40 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRUITA WAYNE CO. UT 10/07/2010 14:45 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PRICE CARBON CO. UT 10/07/2010 16:06 MST-7 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 20.00K 0.00K