Weather helps control swollen northern Utah rivers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say cool weather is slowing snowmelt and water levels have dropped below flood stage for a swollen northern Utah river.Flood warnings remained in effect Tuesday on the south fork of the Ogden River and the Blacksmith Fork River.But National Weather Service forecaster Monica Traphagen tells the Salt Lake Tribune that the warning could be lifted on the Blacksmith Fork if it remains below flood levels through Thursday.Traphagen says the Ogden River near Huntsville receded from its peak, but is going to remain at or above flood stage for the next few days.Northern Utah has record snowpack this year, but cold weather has helped alleviate major flooding by slowing runoff.

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