UPDATE: Area flood warning for Gila County from March 6-13 canceled

Map courtesy National Weather Service, in Phoenix.

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UPDATE: The flood warning for snowmelt has been cancelled for Gila County.

High water was receding, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. Please continue to heed any road closures.

A weather system arriving during the middle of next week may produce enough rain and snow to impact unbridged road crossings over Tonto Creek again by Wednesday.


The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a flood warning for small streams for snowmelt in Gila County in east central Arizona until 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 13.

At 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, reporting gauges continued to indicate high flow within Tonto Creek.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Tonto Basin and Punkin Center.

Low water crossings through Tonto Creek are inundated with water and may not be passable. In addition, Cottonwood Creek may also be flowing.

Impacted road crossings include A Crossing, Bar X Crossing, and Store Crossing. Other locations not listed may also be impacted.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

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

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