Daily Flood Situation Report May 26

Other Immediate Concerns

  • Active The most significant rises are forecasted for the Logan River near Logan, Bear River from below Woodruff Narrows Reservoir northward to the Utah/Wyoming line west of Sage Junction, South Fork of the Ogden River, and 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
New Logan City has issued an Executive Order that limits recreation on the Logan River until 6/24/23 or the Mayor terminates the order. [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]
Rich County
Active SR-16 in Woodruff has about a 2” high 40′ wide path of water. [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
●       Active 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. 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. [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]
●       Update/Final Clean water samples in the Town of Echo have allowed health and water officials to lift the boil order for the area. [DEQ Correspondence]
Utah County
●       New On SR-92 near Sundance, water is creating a new path along the shoulder and is beginning to undercut the roadway in the right lane. UHP and UDOT have coordinated to address the concern. [UHP Correspondence]
●       Update A section of Nebo Loop Scenic Road in Payson Canyon has been washed out and will be closed until further notice. 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 Forest Service]
●       Active A sinkhole is forming at the American Fork Boat Harbor. The road has been closed and local emergency management, local public works, and UDOT have been on scene to address the concern. [LNO Correspondence]
●       Active A sinkhole was reported in American Fork at The Fox Hollow Golf Club. The sinkhole has not been stabilized, the County is continuing to monitor. [LNO Correspondence]
●       Active 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 Forest Service]
●       Active 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 5/24/23 through 5/31/23. There is a road closure in place for all uses for public safety. [Uintah-Wasatch-Cache USDA]
●       Active Spanish Fork Ranger District – washouts continue to get bigger on the Monks Hollow trail. Both of 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
●       Active On 5/24/23, Tate Lane was closed at SR-113 and 200 W. This will be a hard closure for 24-48 hours as UDOT works to pump the water from the field adjacent to Tate Lane to Deer Creek. [LNO Correspondence]
●       Active The Rockcliff area at Jordanelle State Park is closed due to flooding. It is a day-use area, not a campground. [DNR Parks & Recreation]
●       Active Provo River and the increase in flow rates out of Deer Creek: They will begin opening the spillway on 5/24/23 to take the river gradually flowing up to 1500 CFS. Flows will likely go 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]
●       Active 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
Active Otter Creek Reservoir is 90% full. [LNO Correspondence]
Active 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]
Active 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
Active Sevier River continues to rise and see minor flooding. Several pastures are beginning to flood in the Joseph, Central, and Annabella areas. No state resources requested. [LNO Correspondence]
Region 4
No significant updates to report at this time.
Region 5
Duchesne County
Update/Correction Duchesne River has gone over the bank on Hwy 35, The water has receded, and local emergency management will continue to monitor. [LNO Correspondence]
Uintah County
Active 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]Active 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
Update At the Tusher Dam on the Green River, erosion has caused the rip-rap to begin to crumble along the south side of the gate structure and needs to be repaired to prevent continued erosion. UDAF is working to have it repaired. [UDAF Correspondence]
Tribal Nations
No significant updates to report at this time.

Impact and activity information is provided by Local Emergency Management partners, the State Emergency Response Team (SERT), and private and non-profit partners through various coordinating communication channels. This is a developing situation, and information may quickly become outdated. Additional situation reports may be made as verified information becomes available.

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