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Flash flooding threat upped for hikers Labor Day weekend

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Flash flooding threat upped for hikers Labor Day weekend

By Kevin Keen. CREATED Aug 30, 2013

CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - With a chance of rain comes a threat of flash flooding for hikers this Labor Day weekend.

Outdoor hotspots like Sabino Canyon will be especially busy, as waterfalls and creeks are flowing.
 
Although flash flooding is a possibility, the Coronado National Forest staff said that shouldn't keep you from hitting the trails.
 
"No, you don't need to head back," said spokeswoman Heidi Schewel. "It's beautiful in the desert when it's raining. You just want to make sure you're not going to be in an area where either it comes down to where you are or cuts you off from where your vehicle is parked."
 
There's also a threat of mudslides around Sabino Canyon. Last month's Prison Fire left parts of the Santa Catalina Mountains bare so rain and debris could flow and overpower hikers.