In Utah, California and Wyoming, raging rivers caused by heavy winter snowfall – record snowfall in some cases – have overflowed their banks and are expected to remain extremely dangerous for several more weeks.
The rampaging rivers have claimed the lives of at least 21 people across the America’s West so far this season.
With such hazardous conditions, officials have closed sections of rivers popular with swimmers, rafters and fishing enthusiasts.
“The force of that water pounds people into rocks and sends them over waterfalls,” said Eric LaPrice, a U.S. Forest Service district ranger at the Giant Sequoia National Monument in central California.
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