Cache Valley winter flooding has subsided, for now

For an update on the flood situation Rick Williams, Cache County Emergency Manager, says that most of the flood has subsided with the help of canals, ditches and pumps. That is to say the flood is not completely done away with but crews have most of the water under control. No additional homes have been flooded since late this morning. Williams says it is a good sign that they are getting ahead of the game. It was just a little bit difficult early because there was so much water coming down at once it was hard to take care of it all. In Mt. Sterling, it has been particularly difficult because the ground is frozen so the water can’t seep through it. Plus, Williams says, there is hardly any snow to absorb the water so this increases the problems for getting rid of it. Emergency officials are continuing to work on removing all flood problems throughout the southern portion of Cache Valley. They hope to keep everything contained so no more houses become flooded. With help of pumps, canals, sandbags, etc. they believe they will be able to do this.

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