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Posted on: March 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] River Flood Warning From Wed 6 am until Thu 11 am MST

Affected Area

Oak Creek near Sedona



WHAT...Minor to moderate flooding is currently forecast.

WHERE...Oak Creek near Sedona.

WHEN...From Wednesday morning to late Thursday morning.

IMPACTS...At 7.0 feet, Likely to cause minor flooding downstream in Page Springs area near gage OACA33 4 to 6 hours later. 

At 13.0 feet, Stream reaches terrace near Tlaquepaque bridge. Water reaches edge of several residential and commercial properties near Tlaquepaque bridge. Low water crossings closed. 

At 14.0 feet, Flood stage. Several islands downstream in sedona evacuated. Minor flooding of access roads, buildings, and residences along oak creek. 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 12:45 PM MST Tuesday the stage was 4.7 feet. - Forecast...The river will rise to 7.3 feet tomorrow morning. It will rise to 13.2 feet late tomorrow evening. It will then fall again and remain below flood stage late Thursday morning. - Flood stage is 14.0 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 12.22 feet on 02/15/2019. - Visit for more information on flood safety.

More Information

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff AZ has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Arizona:

Oak Creek near Sedona affecting Coconino and Yavapai Counties. 
Heavy rain will fall on a deep primed snowpack leading to the melt increasing. Flows in rivers will increase quickly and reach critical levels. 
For the Oak Creek...including Sedona, Cornville...Minor to moderate flooding is forecast. 


Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas. 

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Even 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock you off your feet and a depth of 2 feet will float your car. Never try to walk, swim, or drive through such swift water. If you come upon flood waters, stop, turn around and go another way. 

Additional information is available at: 

The next statement will be issued on Wednesday.

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