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Muddy floodwaters from weekend storm cause traffic havoc from California to Utah

Chaos from California to Utah—this past weekend’s storms brought areas of flood waters across the area.

kutv.com

New video and images showcase wild weekend weather that affected people from California to Utah.

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Eight dead, five missing in Hildale flash flood

A sad event after a group of people fell victim to a powerful flash flood in southern Utah. Heavy rains in Washington County swept a road away, taking their cars along with it.

As always, please exercise the utmost caution around flash floods, and areas prone to flooding after any amount of rain fall.

sltrib.com

Eight people had died and five remained missing Tuesday morning, the day after an SUV and a van were washed off a road during a flash flood in this polygamous Utah-Arizona border community.

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Capitol Reef: Photos of Southern Utah’s Majestic Beauty

livescience.com

In the south-central part of Utah, a 100-mile-long (161 kilometers) formation, dubbed Waterpocket Fold, has created a landscape that is not only spectacular to view but is also a geological treasure for research and study.

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Silt fills reservoir’s inlets after flooding in southern Utah

fox13now.com

Cities in southern Utah are still cleaning up the mess from a flash flood that fell in the area on Saturday. The storm brought down a lot of water, but it also brought down a lot of dirt.

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Exploring Southern Utah: The Vortex

Take a break this afternoon for some Southern Utah daydreams with this fun read on The Vortex in the Red Mountain Wilderness.

suindependent.com

The Vortex
If you go: Drive up SR-18 towards Dammeron Valley. About 3 miles after the Red Mountain Trailhead sign, you need to turn left onto the road for Sand Cove Reservoir. There will be a sign marking the turn. Drive past the upper reservoir, and there will be a parking area facing a large sandstone block. The road is dirt but in good condition, and unless it gets muddy, you do not need four-wheel drive or high clearance.

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How Does Nature Carve Sandstone Pillars and Arches?

smithsonianmag.com

Some of the most stunning structural feats aren’t built by architects or sculpted by artists. From Bryce Canyon to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of central Europe, sandstone arches, alcoves, and pillars around the globe look strikingly similar to the same features in manmade architecture. So, how does nature do it?

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More flash floods expected to hit southern Utah

Something to keep in mind when you’re out on your outdoor adventures!

fox13now.com

Summer monsoons in southern Utah bring with them flash flood concerns, specifically in Zion National Park.

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Explore Yant Flat on SUMA's summer art hike

A wonderful opportunity! Check it out.

suindependent.com

The unique landscape of Southern Utah offers endless opportunities for depiction as well as discussion, and its geological formations have provided countless artists with creative inspiration. For its summer 2014 art hike, the Southern Utah Museum of Art Community Engagement Committee merges science with art for a trek entitled “Lacoliths, Sand Dunes, and Silver: Exciting Regional Geology Around Yant Flat,” led by expedition scientist Andy McCrea and photographer Steve Yates.

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SUMA Art Hike scheduled for June

thespectrum.com

The unique landscape of Southern Utah offers endless opportunities for depiction as well as discussion, and its geological formations have provided countless artists with creative inspiration.

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Video: HUGE Flash Flood, Southern Utah September 11, 2013

video courtesy of David Rankin

After 4 consecutive days of heavy rain, another day of large flash floods strikes southern Utah. Inches of rain have fallen with more in the forecast for the next few days. The 2013 southwest monsoon season has been insane.