Deadly water flow in forecast

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Deadly water is forecast to race down many of Utah’s rivers and streams.
"They’re going to run really fast. They’re really cold and every year we have little kids that drown in these rivers and streams,” -Natinoal Weather Service Center Hydrologist, Brian McInerney
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Deadly water is forecast to race down many of Utah’s rivers and streams.  It's responsible for killing Utah children every year in recent memory.

Snowpack is expected to melt at rapid rates across Utah, but especially the northern portions of the State where temperatures are forecast to hit the 90’s this week.

Rivers and streams, fed by mid and high elevation snowpack, are forecast to reach an average of 150 cubic feet per second and top out by Wednesday or Thursday, according to National Weather Service Center Hydrologist, Brian McInerney.

“Those water ways are going to be incredibly dangerous. They’re going to run really fast. They’re really cold and every year we have little kids that drown in these rivers and streams,” he said.

McInerney is forecasting water to run at dangerously swift levels through the end of May 26.




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