Daily Flood Situation Report May 19

Other Immediate Concerns

  • Active The most significant rises are forecasted for the South Fork of the Ogden River and the Sevier River near Hatch. See Flood Warnings here [NWS]

Active Snowmelt due to warm temperatures and upstream dam releases will continue to result in increased river flows. Some reported flood-related landslides are being monitored.

Region 1
Cache County
Update Logan Ranger District High Creek Road is closed from Forest boundary to High Creek Trailhead to any type of motorized vehicle. The road was scheduled to open on 5/15, but the road will remain closed due to wet, muddy, and flooding conditions. [Uinta-Wasatch-Cache USDA Forest Service]
Active The Bureau of Reclamation, Utah Division of Water Resources, and Cache County are actively monitoring the Hyrum Dam for potential high-flow releases into the Little Bear River. [Bureau of Reclamation, Interagency Correspondence]
Davis County
New A hard closure went into place NB I-15 MP 321 (Glover’s Lane). Public works are continually monitoring and will shut down lanes as needed. [UHP, LNO Correspondence]
Weber County
Active The Bureau of Reclamation is actively monitoring the Causey Reservoir; overflow into the spillway began during the morning of 5/4/23 and is ongoing. [Bureau of Reclamation, LNO Correspondence]
Morgan County
Update Weber Water Basin increased the releases at Lost Creek to 25 CFS and East Canyon to 50 CFS. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 2
Salt Lake County
Update The Big Cottonwood Canyon Water Treatment Facility fortification request to the State has officially been canceled; no further needs from the State at this time. [LNO Correspondence]
Active Big Cottonwood Creek is forecast to approach minor flood stage by the end of next week. [NWS]
Active Sugar House Park loop road remains closed to vehicles until further notice. [SLCo Parks and Recreation Twitter]
Active SR-190 and SR-210 are being monitored and assessed daily to determine if/when road closures are needed for land/mudslides, avalanches, or other hazards. Closures are possible at any time. [UDOT Cottonwood Canyons]
Summit County
Update The culverts near Old Ranch Road are at maximum capacity. The County’s sandbagging efforts are holding. [LNO Correspondence]
Active In the Town of Echo, there is currently a public notice to boil water due to contamination from flooding. [DEQ Correspondence]
Utah County
Update US-89 is now open in both directions between US-6 and Fairview near Thistle. [UDOT Twitter]
As of 4/6/23, there has been a public notice to boil water in Vivian Park due to storage tank damage caused by an avalanche on 3/23/23. [DEQ Correspondence][1] 
Wasatch County
New Wasatch County was able to coordinate with the Heber Valley Railroad to sandbag along the channel just north of Edward’s Lane. The flood channel overflowed its banks. Public works prepared to strengthen the bank that is being eroded away just east of Casperville Road. They will place concrete barriers on Monday. [LNO Correspondence]
Update Snake Creek is still sluffing out; the County patched it up with some road base. The engineers were expected 5/18/23 to evaluate it, and they are awaiting the engineer’s evaluation. [LNO Correspondence]
Active Daniels Creek is overflowing outside its banks by Charleston and SR-113. UDOT has been on scene placing sandbags next to the road, which is expected to be completed on Monday. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 3
Piute County
New Otter Creek and Piute Reservoirs are nearing capacity. When they fill, and water goes over the spillways, this will add significantly to the already overflowing Sevier River. This will most likely cause issues along the river channel as it flows through Sevier County into Yuba Reservoir in Juab County. [LNO Correspondence]
New Sevier County is in the process of renting equipment that they can use to remove several sandbars in the river channel. This will help increase the holding and flow capacity of the river. There is also a good chance businesses will be affected in Marysvale Canyon as the river flows out of Piute County. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 4
Garfield County
Active The Sevier River is over its banks in some areas and flooding low-lying areas. Actions are being taken locally to protect threatened property. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 5
Uintah County
Active Big Brush Creek is at full capacity and is being monitored for road and culvert washout on Island Park Road. [LNO Correspondence]
Active Green River in Jensen is forecasted to increase to above flood stage (10.8ft) today. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 6/7
Grand & Emery County
Active The Tusher Dam on the Green River is atrisk of breaching in the next week. It has not yet been breached. Temporary emergency levees have been made, and no infrastructure or homes are threatened at this time. [LNO Correspondence]
Tribal Nations
No significant updates to report at this time.

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