Friday, September 4, 2015

Okanogan and Chelan Complexes Announcement

Although the forecast shows only the chance of rain in the near future, we would like you to be aware of the following:
"Locations downhill and downstream from burned areas are very susceptible to Flash Flooding and Debris Flows, especially near steep terrain. Rainfall that would normally be absorbed will run off extremely quickly after a wildfire, as burned soil can be as water repellant as pavement. As a result much less rainfall is required to produce a flash flood. A good rule of thumb is: "If you can look uphill from where you are and see a burnt-out area, you are at risk.""~~National Weather Service

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