Monitoring for Potential Springtime Flooding
For information on preparing for flooding and other emergency preparedness information see Cache County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management website.
Current Flooding / Monitoring Locations of Concern:
Porcupine Dam – Porcupine Dam is now full and water is spilling over the main concrete spillway free flow. Dan Tender monitoring rising reservoir levels and also allowing water out irrigation spillway into local streams. East Canyon Road is now open to travel. Water still flows over road at twin culverts. Drive Carefully. Access to Cinnamon creek campground and reservoir is now open to the public.
East Fork of Little Bear River (porcupine reservoir outlet stream) – flooding along agricultural fields. National Weather Service has canceled The flood Advisory for the Little Bear River at Paradise affecting cache Valley. The little bear river near Paradise will continue to run high, fast and cold. Flows will remain high into early June, however, are currently forecast to remain below action stage for the Little Bear
East Fork of Little Bear River (near Paradise Stream Gauge) – Flooding along riverbanks & agricultural fields. National Weather Service has issued a River Watch for rising flood water – Flood Watch is current through evening of May 12 2023
Blacksmith Fork River – near Hyrum – National Weather Service cancelled the flood advisory on May 19 2023 for the blacksmith Fork River near Hyrum affecting Cache County. The Blacksmith Fork river will continue to run high, fast and cold. Flows will remain high into early June, however are forecast to remain below action stage.
Hyrum Reservoir – Bureau of Reclamation – Downgraded the Emergency Level at Hyrum Dam from an Emergency Level 1 Non-Failure to an Emergency Level – 0 Internal alert. Conditions at the dam indicating concern have decreased, however the incident still requires continued heightened awareness.
Little Bear River – Below Hyrum Dam – Declining inflows into Hyrum Reservoir have decreased probability of downstream releases exceeding the safe channel capacity below the dam. Currently Hyrum spillway is releasing an average of 675 cfs. Spillway flows will stay constant or be lowered to allow the reservoir to fill slowly in preparation for irrigation season.
Logan River – National Weather Service has canceled a flood advisory for the Logan River that was in effect until Late Friday Morning June 2, 2023 Flooding is still occurring along the Logan river both above Logan and on the west side of Logan but flows are slowly decreasing. – flooding is still occurring along river in the floodplain between Park Avenue 600 west) through Trapper Park – Trapper Park is Currently Closed to the public
Logan River – Logan Canyon – flooding protective measures continue for summer homes and cabins in Logan Canyon. Seasonal closures maintained on various campgrounds and some roads. Forest service has released public information regarding campground status and safety tips for recreation in the canyon in advance of Holiday weekend
Bear River – SR 218 UDOT bridge between Amalga and Smithfield – debris accumulation
Bear River – 2400 west 5400 North in Amalga – road is now open to travel
Bear River – 5400 North Parsons Loop near Amalga, water over the road
Summit Creek – Road Closed at merger between lower canyon & upper Canyon
High Creek – Road Closed – flooding along the roadway and from out of the canyon
Seasonal County Road Closures : Road Closures: Currently maintaining seasonal closures through May 15 2023 – see map for closures and sites of concern: https://www.cachecounty.org/road/road-condition-information.html
Interested in Volunteering?
The Cache County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management is creating a list of individuals, families, businesses, and/or organizations interested in volunteering to assist in flooding response and recovery efforts. You can register for our project on Just Serve. Volunteering for this project will place you on a list of volunteers that can be called up as needs arises.. Thank you in advance for your help!