Water recedes in Utah after weekend of flooding

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Flood concerns are easing for now along the Blacksmith Fork River in northern Utah as waters begin to recede following a weekend of high flows.National Weather Service hydrologist Brian McInerney in Salt Lake City says although the river is receding, the potential for floods this year could be concerning as large amounts of snow still remains in the mountains.As the weather warms, officials are concerned that rapid snowmelt in a short period of time in late May and June could cause heavy flooding across northern Utah. They’re hoping for a gradual warm-up, which would help to keep rivers from being inundated and overflowing their banks.

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