River Statement
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1035 AM MST MON SEP 8 2014

...WATER IS BEING RELEASED OVER GRANITE REEF INTO SALT RIVER CHANNEL...

AT 10 AM MONDAY...MARICOPA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
INDICATED SALT RIVER PROJECT OFFICIALS WERE RELEASING 1000 TO 4999
CUBIC FEET PER SECOND (CFS) OF WATER OVER GRANITE REEF DAM INTO
THE SALT RIVER.

THIS FLOW MAY BE SUFFICIENT ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL LOCAL FLOW TO
CAUSE IMPACTS DOWNSTREAM ALONG THE SALT RIVER. THIS COULD
AFFECT 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...SHOULD THERE BE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL OR
CHANGES IN RUNOFF...NECESSITATING ADDITIONAL RELEASES BY THE SALT
RIVER PROJECT.

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.

$$

MCLANE




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