Preventative measures prevent extensive Logan flooding

The Logan River exceeded flood levels early Wednesday morning but due to preventive measures by Logan City and its residents the rising water has yet to cause any significant property damage. More than 50,000 sandbags have already been laid and the Emergency Manager for the Cache County Sheriff’s Department, Rick Williams, says these measures have minimized the devastating potential of the Logan River flooding. “It’s at flood stage today but there’s been just so much initial preparatory work done around the cabins and stuff that because of those preparation efforts we haven’t received any additional reports of damage or anything that wasn’t anticipated,” he says. “People have taken it seriously.”The National Weather Service initially projected the high waters to peak Wednesday but due to warmer weather conditions extended the prediction until Sunday, June 19th. Although temperatures have climbed into the 70’s it hasn’t caused the rapid snow melt Williams feared.”We’re not as warm as we anticipated so it’s kind of reduced the snowmelt a little bit. It’s not melting as rapidly as it would if it was 90 degrees.” Currently, the Logan River is flowing at 5.07 feet and is projected by the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center to reach 5.2 feet Thursday morning around 10 a.m. Flood stage for Logan River is 5.0 feet.

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