ZION NATIONAL PARK (ABC4 Utah) – The views at Zion National Park Friday are a stark contrast to the typical hot, dry July days.
The park experienced flash flooding Thursday night and the overcast sky, damp foliage and brown, murky raging river tell the story of the excessive amounts of water pouring down from the skies.
The water levels rose to about 300 cubic feet per second.
Once Zion National Park receives word from the National Weather Service of a flash flood warning, they act quickly.
“As soon as we get a flash flood warning from the National Weather Service, we stop issuing any permits for slot canyons and we close the Narrows,” said Park Ranger Darcy McKinley-Lester.
Heavy rain is possible across southern Utah today, which could produce flash flooding, particularly in prone locations. #utwx pic.twitter.com/41BgQTYKFN— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 4, 2017