Cache official: flooding concerns along foothills, not just along rivers

Public safety officials say the potential for flooding in Cache Valley is real because of the large accumulations of snow and the cold weather that has kept it from melting as fast as had been hoped for. On KVNU’s For the People program Wednesday, Cache County Emergency Manager Rick Williams talked about the danger of flooding in residential areas. “As those water accumulations reach the valley floor,” Williams explained, “you would see it spread out across the valley floor and low-lying areas. “But our big concern right now is for those folks that have residence or properties along the Logan River, the Blacksmith Fork River, the Little Bear.” Williams also said a significant population that needs to be aware of potential flood problems are those who live along the benches. “We certainly have concern for those folks who maybe live directly along the foothills because there is a potential for what we refer to as sheet flooding.” Williams says that means that if the temperatures rise quickly the snow along the western-facing slopes would come down rapidly and flooding would result. He says everything possible is being done to prepare for possible flooding throughout Cache County.

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