The Santa Rosa wash ran in July of 2017, closing Porter. [Mason Callejas]

The monsoon season was particularly active in 2017, with at least four flooding events in July alone.

The last week of July proved the busiest, with hefty showers and flooding each day that closed roads throughout Maricopa. “Road flooded” signs were posted at entries near the Vekol and Santa Rosa washes, as well as others throughout the area.

Officials reminded citizens to remember when they come to a flooded road, “Turn around, don’t drown.” It’s common-sense advice to remember every monsoon. Flooded roads are dangerous.

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This content was first published in the July edition of InMaricopa magazine.