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Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State UTAH
County/Area GARFIELD
WFO SLC
Begin Date 08/21/2011 14:05:00 MST-7
Begin Range 9
Begin Azimuth NW
Begin Location ESCALANTE
Begin Lat/Lon 37.87/-111.71
End Date 08/21/2011 18:05:00 MST-7
End Range 9
End Azimuth ESE
End Location WIDTSOE
End Lat/Lon 37.79/-111.85
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 The flash flooding threat began again in the middle of the month, with the largest flash floods in Capitol Reef National Park and along the Escalante River. Isolated large hail was reported with a couple of storms, and cloud-to-ground lightning struck a couple individuals.
Event Narrative Flash flooding occurred on the northern tributaries of the Escalante River, especially on North Creek and the North Fork of Birch Creek. This flooding eventually made its way down the Escalante, with a gauge along the Escalante quickly increasing to 1700 cfs. Note that flash flooding also occurred further downstream in Kane County.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 1 0.00K 0.00K
BRYCE CANYON GARFIELD CO. UT 08/18/2011 11:25 MST-7 Lightning 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILSON WEBER CO. UT 08/19/2011 08:15 MST-7 Lightning 0 1 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY SALT LAKE CO. UT 08/20/2011 17:40 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRUITA WAYNE CO. UT 08/20/2011 18:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESCALANTE GARFIELD CO. UT 08/21/2011 14:05 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESCALANTE GARFIELD CO. UT 08/21/2011 14:20 MST-7 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
(U17)BULLFROG (AMOS) KANE CO. UT 08/21/2011 16:10 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FRUITA WAYNE CO. UT 08/22/2011 13:00 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ESCALANTE GARFIELD CO. UT 08/22/2011 13:55 MST-7 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 1 0.00K 0.00K