More flash floods hit southern Utah

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Jul 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-31 23:39:47-04

The National Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Warnings for some areas in southern Utah, as well as burn scars throughout the state.

A significant portion of Zion National Park is under warning status Saturday evening:

The NWS said flash floods have already been reported in slot canyons in Zion, and river levels are continuing to rise.

Enoch, just north of Cedar City, experienced flash flooding Saturday afternoon. A Flash Flood Warning was issued through 6:30 p.m. Residents in the area spent time filling and laying down sandbags Saturday.

Warnings were issued earlier for burn scar areas from previous wildfires.

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The Dollar Ridge burn scar, in Duchesne County just south of U.S. Highway 40, was under a warning until 7:15 p.m. Officials said debris was flowing into the Pinnacles area and near the Promised Land Resort, and it was expected to continue downstream to the Strawberry River and Starvation Reservoir.

The Bald Mountain burn scar in Utah County was also under a flash flood warning through 7 p.m.