Flood watch issued for May 8-9

The National Weather Service has issued a

<a href=”http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/wxbriefing/wxb07may2011/player.html”>Flood Watch for the Cache Valley</a>

(Utah portion), northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, Wasatch mountains north of I-80, Wasatch mountains south of I-80 and the western Uinta mountains.The Flood Watch is in effect from Saturday evening through Monday evening. Flooding is anticipated due to a combination of increased snowmelt and rain that is forecast beginning late Saturday night and continuing through Monday evening. Flooding is anticipated over multiple watersheds, including the Blacksmith Fork, Little Bear River, Chalk Creek, Weber River including Riverdale and Plain City, and to a lesser extent Emigration Creek in Salt Lake County. Additionally, small streams and waterways in the watch area will be running full and can also anticipate flooding.Structures and property adjacent to these waters, including low lying bridges and fields, will be affected during high water People should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.For more information from NOAA’s National Weather Service, visit

<a href=”http://weather.gov/saltlakecity”>weather.gov/saltlakecity</a>


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