Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ
FGUS85 KPSR 032358 AAA
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
457 PM MST FRI MAR 3 2017
...Water to be released over Granite Reef into Salt River channel...
At 5 PM Friday Salt River Project officials indicated that 1000
cubic feet per second (cfs) of water continued to flow over Granite
Reef Dam into the Salt River. In addition, 500 cubic feet per second
will be released from Stewart Mountain Dam and this additional flow
will reach Granite Reef Dam late tonight or early Saturday morning
giving a total flow of 1500 cubic feet per second across the Granite
The expected 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
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.