Flood Warning - Little Cottonwood Creek

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A Flood Warning was issued today by the National Weather Service:...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR LITTLE COTTONWOOD CREEK FROM THE HEADWATERS TO THE CONFLUENCE WITH THE JORDAN RIVER IN EAST CENTRAL SALT LAKE COUNTY...



* AT 226 PM WEDNESDAY...RECENT WARM TEMPERATURES HAVE LED TO

ACCELERATED SNOWMELT. WARM TEMPERATURES TODAY AND THURSDAY WILL

INCREASE THE SNOWMELT...LEADING TO FURTHER INCREASES IN FLOWS

ALONG LITTLE COTTONWOOD CREEK.



* THE LATEST FLOW ON LITTLE COTTONWOOD CREEK AT CRESTWOOD PARK IS

580 CUBIC FEET PER SECOND /CFS/.



* FLOOD FLOW IS 800 CFS.



* LITTLE COTTONWOOD CREEK IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD FLOW LATE

THIS EVENING AND REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD FLOW THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.



* AT 800 CFS...FLOOD DAMAGE WILL OCCUR IN THE 700 EAST AND FORT

UNION AREAS. THIS ALSO INCLUDES MURRAY PARK AND STRUCTURES

UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE PARK. FLOODING MAY OCCUR ON TO

STATE STREET AS LITTLE COTTONWOOD CREEK FLOWS UNDER THE ROAD. AT

THESE HIGH FLOWS...BANK EROSION WILL TAKE PLACE AND THREATEN

STRUCTURES ALONG LITTLE COTTONWOOD CREEK.

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