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Flood watch in effect for Little Cottonwood Creek; flood warning for Duchesne River

(Jay Dortzbach, KSL TV)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Excessive spring runoff has put some bodies of water in Utah on flood watch and flood warning, the National Weather Service says.

A flood warning has been issued for the Duchesne River near Myton, Duchesne County, from Thursday to Monday afternoon, and the National Weather Service predicted the runoff will push the water above flood stage Thursday afternoon.

A flood watch was also issued for Little Cottonwood Creek in Salt Lake County through Friday morning, and the water is expected to reach near flood levels Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The service warned damage is possible in valley areas adjacent to the creek. Some thunderstorms are expected in central and northern Utah Thursday as well, the service announced.

A flood watch is issued when a potential for flooding exists based on current weather forecasts, according to the service. People in the affected areas should check later forecasts and watch for possible flood warnings, the service advised.

More information is available at the National Weather Service Salt Lake City Forecast Office website.


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