Flash flooding meets River Road near Southern Parkway; Videocast, STGnews photo gallery

L-R: wash flash flooding at 6:30 p.m. and subsiding at 7:30 p.m. Arizona Strip, July 12, 2013 | Left photo by Jae Sun, right photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

ARIZONA STRIP — As if in obedience to the National Weather Service’s 4:42 p.m. Flash Flood Warning for southeastern Washington County, one flash flood coursed through a normally dry wash that runs parallel to Southern Parkway overflowing onto the southern dirt portion of River Road on the Arizona Strip.

No calls were made for emergency services as the area is remote and open land but people traveling the area were turning out to watch it.

“Its growing by the minute and more people are showing up to see this,” Jae Sun wrote in an email. “Flashflood and a dirt road don’t go together. Road may wash away if it keeps growing.”

Sun did catch the full river on video, below, at about 6:30 p.m.

Video courtesy of Jae Sun for St. George News

One hour later, at 7:30 p.m., the river was subsiding and the surrounding area was filled with new ponds and deep wet red mud.  The water was still running through the wash with some strength.

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Email: jkuzmanic@stgnews.com

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L-R: wash flash flooding at 6:30 p.m. and subsiding at 7:30 p.m. Arizona Strip, July 12, 2013 | Left photo by Jae Sun, right photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News
L-R: wash flash flooding at 6:30 p.m. and subsiding at 7:30 p.m. Arizona Strip, July 12, 2013 | Left photo by Jae Sun, right photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

 

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