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Flood Damage Near S22


Last updated 9/22/2017 at 2:52pm

Photo Courtesy of Sicco Rood, Anza-Borrego DRC

The Borrego Springs area was covered with dark gray clouds Thursday Sept. 7, as heavy rain and sounds of grumbling thunder made its way across. A flash flood and severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the National Weather Service in San Diego until 8:00 p.m.

Flooding of mud and rock debris flowed heavily between Pegleg and Aroyo Salado Campground, closing the S22 Borrego Salton Seaway.

Road damage was caused on the Anza-Borrego Badlands area.

Locations impacted include Borrego Springs, State Route 78 between Borrego Springs Road and Ocotillo Wells, Highway S-22 between Ranchita and Borrego Springs, Borrego Palm Canyon, Highway S-22 between Borrego Springs and Imperial County Line and the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation.

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