Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
910 PM MST Tue Feb 28 2017

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...Water to be released over Granite Reef into Salt River channel...

Beginning from 1:30am to 4:00am Wednesday March 1st...Salt River
Project officials indicate that 9000-22000 cubic feet per
second (cfs) of water will be released from Granite Reef Dam
into the Salt River.

The existing flow over Granite Reef is sufficient to cause impacts
downstream along the Salt River. This will primarily affect the
low water grade crossings at Gilbert and McKellips roads in
Mesa...as well as other unbridged road crossings downstream...
particularly in southeast Phoenix and the west valley.

Increases in the amount of water flowing downstream over Granite
Reef Dam could occur in the next few days...should changes in runoff
necessitate additional releases by the Salt River Project from
Bartlett Dam.

If you have any interests along the Salt River...especially along
low lying areas...take necessary precautions...and remain alert for
increases in the river level. Remember...be a smart motorist and do
not drive through water of unknown depth. The water may be deeper
and stronger than you think.

$$



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