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Mimbres River running high

FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
745 PM MDT SAT JUL 6 2013THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 1145 PM MDT

* AT 634 PM MDT...FOREST SERVICE PERSONNEL WITH THE SILVER FIRE  
  REPORTED THAT 3 TO 4 FEET OF WATER WAS BEGINNING TO RUN DOWN THE
  MIMBRES RIVER ABOUT 1 TO 2 MILES NORTH OF THE MIMBRES RANGER
  STATION. IT HAD NOT YET REACHED THE RANGER STATION.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SAN LORENZO...
  CAMP THUNDERBIRD...
  SHERMAN...
  SAN JUAN...
  FAYWOOD...
  MIMBRES...

FLOODING IS LIKELY TO SPREAD SOUTH ALONG THE MIMBRES RIVER AND LOW
WATER CROSSINGS BETWEEN CAMP THUNDERBIRD...MIMBRES...SAN LORENZO...
AND SHERMAN.

DUE TO THE FIRE...DEBRIS JAMS MAY DEVELOP...CAUSING
WATER TO SPILL OUT INTO AREAS NOT TYPICALLY FLOODED. PORTIONS OF
STATE HIGHWAY 35 MAY BE IMPACTED.

SOME RUNOFF MAY ALSO BE OCCURRING FURTHER NORTH NEAR THE JUNCTION OF
STATE HIGHWAY 35 AND FOREST ROAD 150.

FLOODING IS LIKELY TO LAST 2 TO 4 HOURS AFTER ARRIVING.SOME WATER AND DEBRIS IS LIKELY TO FLOW ALONG THE NORMALLY DRY  MIMBRES RIVER IN PARTS OF NORTHERN LUNA COUNTY.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW
INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWA Y

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