River Statement
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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FGUS85 KPSR 132345
Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
445 PM MST Wed Mar 13 2019

...Water to be released over Granite Reef into Salt River channel...
(modify as needed)

At 4 PM Wednesday Salt River Project officials indicated that
4527 cubic feet per second (cfs) of water was currently
flowing over 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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