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Hermits Peak Fire

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Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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Email: 2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov
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San Miguel / Mora County Flood Warning - June 21, 2022

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 6/21/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 21, 2022 San Miguel/ Mora County News Release
Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire Flash Flood Warning

Las Vegas –
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Flash Flood Warning for The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar in Northwestern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico until 5:00 PM MDT.

Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated moderate to locally heavy rain over the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar. Between 0.25 and 0.45 inches of rain have fallen since 11 am in the Gallinas Creek and Tecolote Creek watersheds. Additional rainfall amounts up to 0.25 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.

Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will impact the Gallinas Creek and Gallinas River drainage area including Porvenir Canyon, Arroyo Pecos, Agua Zarca and Vegosa Creek. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD...
Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar.

IMPACT...
Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar.

· Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Las Vegas, El Porvenir, Montezuma, Storrie Lake State Park, Romeroville, Gallinas, Mineral Hill, San Geronimo, San Pablo and Ojitos Frios.

This includes the following highways State Road 283 between Mile Markers 1 and 12 and near Mile Marker 14. State Road 65 between Mile Markers 1 and 14. State Road 518 between Mile Markers 1 and 9. State Road 104 between Mile Markers 1 and 4. Interstate 25 between Mile Markers 339 and 352.