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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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Flood Watch - 08/10/2022

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 8/10/2022

 San Miguel/ Mora County News Release 
Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire

Las Vegas/ Mora –The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued Flood Watch for The Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon burn scar for Mora County and San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico.


· WHAT... Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

· WHERE... Portions  of  central,  north  central,  and  west  central  New  Mexico,  including  the  following  areas,  in  central New Mexico, San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands and South-Central Mountains. In north central New  Mexico,  East  Slopes  Sangre  de  Cristo  Mountains,  Jemez  Mountains  and  Southern  Sangre  de  Cristo  Mountains. In west central New Mexico, Southwest Mountains.

· WHEN... From Noon MDT today through this evening. 

·  IMPACTS... Excessive  runoff  may  result  in  flooding  of  rivers,  creeks,  streams,  and  other  low-lying and flood-prone locations particularly within and downstream of recent burn scars. Low-water crossings may be flooded. Storm drains and ditches may become clogged with debris. 

 Another  round  of  slow-moving  showers  and  thunderstorms  are  expected  this  afternoon  and  evening  over  recent burn scars. Rainfall amounts may exceed one inch in a short amount of time. Given recent rainfall and flooding, rainfall today could cause significant flash flooding impacts within and downstream of the burn scars.

Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of  low-lying  areas,  urbanized  street  flooding,  and  debris  flows  in  and  near  recent  wildfire  burn  scars.  Significant runoff may cause flooding of creeks and rivers. 

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