The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch especially for the Logan River beginning at 9 p.m. and lasting until 12 noon on Saturday. Logan City Emergency Manager Brady Hansen said it’s important to prepare and also to keep family from recreating on or near the waters over the weekend.
“There is a Flood Watch on the Logan River right now that could be increased to a Flood Warning depending on what the National Weather Service sees here in the next few hours,” Hansen said. “What we’re really asking people to do is take preparations to make sure that their property is protected. But more importantly, we’re really asking people to not recreate on the Logan River. It’s really dangerous, it’s narrow, it’s fast, it’s cold right now.”
Hansen said it’s also very important to keep an eye on small children and pets near any fast-moving water.
“We’ve had two river-related drownings already this year in the state of Utah. Both of those were on rivers that were flowing high like the Logan. Both those cases appear to be somebody going in after a pet, trying to retrieve a pet. So keep kids away from the river right now while it’s high and dangerous and keep your pets safe and secure so that they don’t create those same kinds of problems,” said Hansen.
The Weather Service says Flood Stage is 5.0 feet and the Logan River is expected to reach flood stage for a short period early Saturday morning. Damage could occur along the river in Logan Canyon, also the confluence between the Logan River and the Blacksmith Fork River will flood the housing development along State Route 89/91 near Logan. Those who would like sandbags and the latest flood information can go to a special city website <a href=”http://flood.loganutah.org” target=”_blank”>http://flood.loganutah.org</a>, or for sandbags call 435-716-9642 or 716-9643.