Utah snow melt means dangerous conditions around water

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dangerous water conditions are on the horizon in Utah due to recent snow melt.

KUTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2qpvXqX ) the state’s rivers and streams will have about 20 percent more water in them on Wednesday than they did on Monday.

The snowpack in the highest elevations is currently 200 percent of the average.

A National Weather Service official says the next two months is regularly the most dangerous time of the year. He says the water will peak fast if the weather stays warm for seven days straight.

The Logan River and other parts of Cache Valley have the highest probability of flooding.

The silver lining is that this year all of Utah’s reservoirs should be full. The exceptions are Strawberry Reservoir and Bear Lake.

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