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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from noon until 9 PM MDT today for the burn scar areas of the 416 and Burro fires in La Plata County encompassed in the area in green below. The Hermosa drainage is the greatest concern. Locations downhill and downstream from burned areas are very susceptible to flash flooding and debris flows, especially near steep terrain. Want to learn more about flooding and debris flows? Check out this cool webpage our NWS neighbors to the north in Riverton created explaining all about them!