LOGAN – The National Weather Service’s flood warning for the Logan River remained in effect throughout Wednesday and is expected to at least continue through Monday, June 5.
As of 1 p.m. Wednesday the river had reached 4.8 feet. The flood stage, which is expected to be reached at 2 a.m. Thursday, is at the five-foot mark.
Because of the high water levels, the National Forest Service has closed multiple campgrounds and picnic areas in Logan Canyon. The Wood Camp, 2nd Dam, Guinavah-Malibu, Gus Lind Bridge, Card, Chokecherry and Dewitt areas are all included in the closures.
A tweet from the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Twitter account showed photos high water levels moving into the 2nd Dam picnic area.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” xml:lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/uwcnf?src=hash”>#uwcnf</a> Logan RD closed 2nd Dam dayuse, Guinavah-Malibu cg Gus lind Bridge, Card, Chokecherry & Dewitt picnic sites Logan river flooding <a href=”https://t.co/uL66VMEl0q”>pic.twitter.com/uL66VMEl0q</a>
— UintaWasatchCacheNF (@UWCNF) <a href=”https://twitter.com/UWCNF/status/870008389140492288″>May 31, 2017</a></blockquote>
The NWS warned against letting children and pets near the rivers, which are likely to increase as snowmelt accelerates.