NWS: Small stream flood advisory for Parachute, Battlement Mesa

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a small stream flood advisory for south central Garfield County in west central Colorado until 7:15 p.m. MDT. At 4:10 p.m. MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms north of Parachute over Parachute Creek. This will cause small stream flooding. Between 0.7 and 1.3 inches of rain have fallen.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Parachute and Battlement Mesa. This will also affect Interstate 70
near Parachute.

This includes the following streams and drainages Parachute Creek, Ben Good Creek, Pete and Bill Creek, Spring Creek, Wallace Creek, Colorado River, Davis Gulch, Allenwater Creek, Battlement Creek, and Alkali Creek.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.

NWS: Small stream flood advisory for Parachute, Battlement Mesa