Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1146 AM MDT FRI MAY 27 2016

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DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
1146 AM MDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE WEST SALT CREEK LANDSLIDE IN NORTH
CENTRAL MESA COUNTY NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* THE WEST SALT CREEK LANDSLIDE IN NORTH CENTRAL MESA COUNTY.

* THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

* LOCAL OBSERVATIONS AT THE SAG POND IN THE LANDSLIDE AREA
  CONTINUE TO SHOW WATER LEVELS DECREASING. IN ADDITION...THE
  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAVE REPORTED WATER FLOWING OUT OF THE SAG
  POND AND THOUGH A NEWLY FORMED CHANNEL ON THE LANDSLIDE. THIS
  FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED AT THE REQUEST OF EMERGENCY
  MANAGMENT OFFICIALS TO ACCOUNT FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF FLASH
  FLOODING.

* THE NEAREST DOWNSTREAM TOWN IS COLLBRAN. PEOPLE IN THOSE LOW
  LYING AREAS BELOW THE WEST SALT CREEK LANDSLIDE SHOULD STAY
  ALERT TO CHANGING CONDITIONS. EVACUATIONS MAY BE NECESSARY IF
  CONDITIONS DETERIOATE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

DAM SAFETY EXPERTS...WITH STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES...
ARE MONITORING THE DAM AND WILL ISSUE A PUBLIC STATEMENT AS
CONDITIONS WARRANT. PLAN NOW SO YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO IN AN
EMERGENCY. KEEP INFORMED BY LISTENING TO LOCAL RADIO AND
TELEVISION FOR STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. FOLLOW THE
ADVICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS.

$$



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