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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
Phone: 505-356-2636
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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.

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING... 

· 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. 

· ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - 
 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.

http://www.weather.gov/abq/EmergencyPrepFlood

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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