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Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
246 AM PDT Mon Jun 17 2019

...Creeks and streams running high in Inyo County...

Snow melt in the high southern Sierra Nevada was causing high
flows in creeks, streams, and rivers in Inyo County, and this is
expected to continue through much of the week. Bishop Creek, Big
Pine Creek, and Independence Creek were running high, along with
other waterways.

Due to swift currents and very cold water temperatures, creeks
and streams pose life-threatening dangers. Extra caution should be
exercised as exhaustion or unconsciousness from hypothermia could
set in quickly. Always wear a properly fitted life jacket for all
water activities.

Minor flooding could occur near any creeks, as well as across a
few low water crossings on roadways. Near Bishop, some water will
be routed through the Bishop Creek Bypass. Never drive through
flooded roadways or around barricades. Also, pastureland or
farmland adjacent to creeks, streams, or rivers could experience
areas of standing water.

For further information on cold water safety go to:



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