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Water being released into normally dry Salt River channel

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Posted at 12:14 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 15:14:43-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Weather Service says water is being released into the Salt River channel that is often dry through much of metro Phoenix.

A flood warning issued by the weather service said releases from a dam floodgate started Thursday morning and that the warning would remain in effect until late afternoon. The Salt River Project is the water and power utility that operates water-storage dams on the river.

SRP officials did not immediately respond to a request for additional information on the releases. However, heavy rain has fallen in the region recently, and the SRP previously has released water to make room in its reservoirs.