Daily Flood Situation Report May 28


Situation Report Cadence Change (Holiday Observance) – There will be no flooding situation report distributed for Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of the holiday. This is subject to change pending any major incidents or impacts. The next flooding situation report will be distributed on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, which will cover the previous 48 hours.

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, 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
Active 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]
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 Big and Little Cottonwood Creeks are forecast to reach Action Stage by the end of this week. [NWS]
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
New As of 5/26/23, there has been a public notice to boil water in Kamas City due to E.coli contamination. The cause is still being investigated. [DEQ Correspondence]
Active The culverts near Old Ranch Road are at maximum capacity. The County’s sandbagging efforts are holding. [LNO Correspondence]
Utah County
Active 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]
Active 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. Additional washouts and road closures have occurred at Right Fork Hobble Creek and Monks Hollow, and Pole Canyon. [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 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 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 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
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
Active 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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