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Current Conditions in Utah Canyons

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by qedcook, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. qedcook

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    Anybody been to any canyons lately after some of the recent rains? Any conditions to report?

    The Squeeze? Imlay? Heaps? Escalante? Cedar Mesa? Etc.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Austin Farnworth

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    My wife just did cable canyon and it was bone dry, so it's reasonable to suggest that the squeeze would be dry too.
  3. Canyonero

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    Everything in Zion should still be pretty full.
  4. UtahNich

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    The National Weather Service was calling for a chance of 'heavy rain' in the past few days in Southern Utah, mostly the western half. Does anybody know if any rain actually fell?
  5. Brian in SLC

    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    Measurable precip at the Zion Canyon station:

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  6. Brian in SLC

    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    Here's Lava Point...(as much data as I could snip):

    What's interesting...is the nearly 13 inches of water this water year...wow...most all since January...

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  7. Brian in SLC

    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    Local weather guy (KSL's Kevin Eubank) actually mentioned how the state is doing for water (part of the "slow the flow" campaign here along the Wasatch Front) and brought up the moisture down south.

    https://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=88
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    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    Too funny..."that's a person"....followed by, "not the best place to be standing".

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  9. qedcook

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    Bump. The Squeeze? Cable Canyon? Cedar Mesa?
  10. Scott Patterson

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    Unless you can confirm that the Squeeze and Cable are full of water (and maybe they are), I wouldn't go this time of year.

    Some canyons in Cedar Mesa should be reasonable.
  11. UtahNich

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    Wow! That's a great information source. Thanks for posting that!

    Do you know if other places give a history of perceptible water? I seem to remember Kane Gulch did, but I haven't been able to find anything for, say, Capitol Reef.
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  14. UtahNich

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    Here's a link to the NWS page on Kane Gulch, which should give you a rough idea of what the White Canyon tributaries are like. If memory serves, there was a series of storms forecast for that area around mid-July, but I don't know what came of it. I could only get three-day-history, so if you see a potential storm coming through, you could look afterwards to see how much rain fell.

    https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=gjt&sid=KAGU1&num=72&raw=0
  15. Scott Patterson

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    I wonder what average is? Since the Zion National Park Visitor Center averages about 15 inches, Lava Point should be at least one and a half times that I would think.
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