Daily Flood Situation Report May 23

Region 1
Cache County
Update Flows on the Blacksmith and Little Bear are decreasing. The Logan River is rising, it is still below flood stage, but the County is monitoring it closely. [LNO Correspondence]
Active 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]
Morgan County
Update Weber Water Basin is increasing the release at Lost Creek to 25CFS and East Canyon to 50CFS. The County is seeing a decrease in flow on the river out of Lost Creek and East Canyon. [LNO Correspondence]
Rich County
Update SR-16 in Woodruff has about 2” high 40′ wide path of water. They are moving sign boards over notifying travelers. [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]
Region 2
Salt Lake County
Update Mill Creek at the canyon mouth has reached bank full ordinary high-water levels. It is maintaining a flow of 65.0 CFS as of 5/22/23. A temporary diversion was put into place at the mouth of the canyon to divert some of the water away from an irrigation canal that is in place in the Cove right off Millcreek Rd. The state and county flood control officials approved this. This will increase as we continue to see high temperatures throughout the week. Crews are clearing loose debris from culverts and grates to prevent blockage and mitigate the risk of road and residential flooding. All culverts leading down from Neff’s Canyon have been cleared. [SLCo]
Active In anticipation of higher levels of runoff and the potential for flooding incidents in multiple locations throughout the county, Salt Lake County will temporarily move its Flood Control base of operations to Wheeler Farm. This Salt Lake County park also serves as a detention basin. See media advisory [SLCo PIO]
Active Big Cottonwood Creek is forecast to approach minor flood stage by the end of this week. [NWS]
Active Sugar House Park loop road remains closed to vehicles until further notice. [SLCo Parks and Recreation]
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
Active 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
New A sinkhole has been reported in American Fork. The County is still finding out more information on the damages. [LNO Correspondence]
New Nebo Loop Scenic Road in Payson Canyon was affected by runoff just above Pete Winward turn-off. The County has been assessing and tracking the damages. Gates should be opened to the Upper Grotto trailhead for this weekend. Working on a repair solution. No estimated time for opening the Upper Grotto gate. [LNO Correspondence, Uintah-Wasatch-Cache USDA]
New Spanish Fork Ranger District Pole Canyon road closure. Due to active run-off, the road has been damaged and is under an official closure. Once the water subsides, repair plans will be prioritized for the south end of the Nebo unit. [Uintah-Wasatch-Cache USDA]
New Spanish Fork Ranger District – Right Fork Hobble Creek has sustained two road washouts. Road crews will be actively working to repair the road damage between May 24 through May 31st. There is a road closure in place for all uses for public safety. [Uintah-Wasatch-Cache USDA]
New Spanish Fork Ranger District – washouts continue to get bigger on the Monks Hollow trail. Both these damaged areas are in the Monks Hollow trail closure and will remain closed until repairs can be made. No estimate on repairs at this time. [Uintah-Wasatch-Cache USDA]
Active 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]
Wasatch County
Update An update on the Provo River and the increase in flow rates out of Deer Creek: They are releasing just over 1000 CFS out of the Power Plant. They will begin opening the spillway tomorrow to take the river gradually flowing up to 1500 CFS. They said they would likely have the flows up to 1800 CFS in the next week or so. Wasatch County has let the Provo River Resort and the two residents on the south side of the river know that the flows will be up this week and will be so for the foreseeable future. This weekend, the County will try to touch base with more property owners when they come in for the holiday weekend. [LNO Correspondence]
Update Wasatch County Public Works Crews completed the Center Creek Flood Control Channel work. They stopped the erosion by placing concrete K-rails. They worked together with the Heber Valley Railroad to haul off the railroad ties that they used. [LNO Correspondence]
Update Snake Creek is still moving. Wasatch County checked the area on 5/22/23 and found a lot of water coming out below the hillside that is moving. They will be hiking down to better understand where the water is coming from. Public Works placed some road base to help mitigate the drop in the road surface. [LNO Correspondence]
Update Daniels Creek is still overflowing outside its banks by Charleston and SR-113. UDOT finished placing sandbags next to the road on 5/18/23. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 3
Piute County
Update Otter Creek Reservoir is 90% full. [LNO Correspondence]
Update Piute Reservoir is now at capacity, and a small amount of water is beginning to go over the spillway. The County is increasing the outflow of water from the reservoir by 200-400 FPS. This will increase flooding in the low-lying fields. [LNO Correspondence]
Update Sevier County is still in the process of renting equipment that they can use to remove several sandbars in the river channel. They are cleaning out the sand bars and started this process last week. 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]
Sevier County
Update Sevier River continues to rise. There are several pastures beginning to flood in the Joseph, Central, and Annabella areas. No resources requested. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 4
No significant updates to report at this time.
Region 5
Uintah County
Update The Ouray Wildlife Refuge is experiencing flooding in the wetlands, but infrastructure is not threatened at this time.  No resources have been requested. [LNO Correspondence]
Update Flood waters for the Green River are above action stage. The County is continuing to monitor any impacts or issues. [LNO Correspondence]
Active Big Brush Creek/Ashley Creek is still running at full capacity. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 6/7
Grand & Emery County
Active The Tusher Dam on the Green River is at risk of breaching this week. It has not yet been breached. Temporary emergency levees have been put in place, 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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