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Flash Flood Watch For Rim Fire Burn Area

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Rim Fire burn area in Tuolumne County until 8 PM this evening.

Flash floods and debris flows will be a particular threat in and around the Rim Fire burn area. Rainfall rates could exceed one half inch per hour at times during the storm. The severely burned areas will be of particular concern.

This includes the Granite Creek basin. These areas no longer absorb any rainfall, leading to enhanced runoff. Those traveling along Cottonwood Road, Cherry Lake Road, Lumpston Road and USFS Road 3n01 should be alert for possible road problems due to flooding, rock and debris flows.

Hunters, residents and persons traveling within the Rim Fire burn area should remain alert and take action should heavy rain develop.