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Monday, May 09, 2011

Flood Watch Issued For Northern Utah

Heavy rain and melting snow are combining to create flood danger in some areas in northern Utah. Highways and other major roads probably will not be affected. Some secondary roads and many backcountry roads could be flooded in some spots.

The water in our rivers is high, cold and running fast. Fishing and other activities on rivers is not recommended at this time. Parents need to keep close watch on children and keep them away from streams and rivers.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Blacksmith Fork River, located near Logan in northern Utah. Other areas in northern Utah are under a flood watch, which will remain in effect through this evening.

This news article has more information. Below are excerpts.

In Logan, residents have already seen minor flooding. Property owner Rachel King helped her renters move their possessions out of her yard to a safer place Sunday.

Logan city crews are pumping water to alleviate threats to the Country Manor subdivision. Dan Veronick expects the subdivision will flood in the next day or two and the city will essentially force them out.

The following waterways were at or near flood stage Monday morning:
- Weber River near Oakley and Gateway
- Blacksmith Fork near Hyrum
- Little Bear River near Paradise
- Green River near Glendale
- Chalk Creek near Coalville

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