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Warmup across Utah: Here’s where to get sandbags to help mitigate possible flooding

Mar 9, 2023, 11:30 AM | Updated: May 10, 2023, 10:51 am

Ruth's Diner in Emigration Canyon has begun to experience some flooding, however, they remain open ...

Sandbags are set up on the side of Emigration Creek due to flooding concerns in Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 14, 2023. Next weekend could be the peak flow of runoff for flooding in Utah. Scott Baird, of Salt Lake County Public Works, told Dave & Dujanovic that it is temperature driven and so far they like the temperatures they are seeing. (Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

(Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY–  A steady warmup is expected across northern Utah beginning April 27, and with it will come the chance for flooding and the need for sandbags. 

Many communities want to help their residents take a proactive approach to flooding preparedness.

In some instances, cities and counties have set up “stop and fill” stations, where you can help yourself if you bring your own shovel. 

The fill stations will provide sand and bags but they recommend residents bring their own shovels. In many instances, cities will let residents fill from 20 to 25 bags for their personal use.

Here is a growing list of sandbag stations. For questions please call your local public works office. 

Sandbag fill stations

  • Cache County Sheriff’s Office, 1250 West 200 North in Logan
  • Cottonwood Heights: Public works yard, 6579 South 3000 East (open multiple dates and times)
  • Davis County: 1500 East 650 North, Fruit Heights
  • Draper City, Andy Ballard Arena, 1600 Highland Dr.
  • Harrisville City Public Works, 1350 North US 89
  • Hyrum City, 600 East 75 North
  • Kaysville: City officials have closed a self-filling sandbag station due to significant flooding around Orchard Ridge and Mountain Road.
    • For those Kaysville residents that live near streams or creeks, sandbags are available at Davis County Publis Works, 1500 East 650 North, Fruit Heights (801-444-2230)
  • La Sal Fire departments ,24 La Sal Jct La Sal, Utah, 84530 and Utah 46 La Sal, Utah, 84530
    • Solely for mitigating flood risk to your home and not for outbuildings, corrals, etc
  • North Ogden Public Works, 165 East  Lomond View Dr.
  • Provo, Public Works Building, 1625 South Industrial Pkwy
  • Salt Lake County AND Salt Lake City:  SLCo Flood Control Shed, 604 West 6960 South in Midvale

    • Community sandbag-filling events, April 28 and 29 (start time is noon on Friday, and 8 a.m. on Saturday, both days the events last until 4 p.m.)
  • San Juan County, contact the Emergency Management Office: 435-587-32335. Sand will be located at the Monticello Road Shop and the Blanding Road Shop
    • Solely for mitigating flood risk to your home and not for outbuildings, corrals, etc
  • Spanish Valley, contact the San Juan County Road Department 435-587-3230 for bags
    • Solely for mitigating flood risk to your home and not for outbuildings, corrals, etc.
  • Springville, Canyon Road trailhead, Community Park, and the Fieldhouse (old pool)
  • Wasatch County Public Works, 1891 West 3000 South
  • Weber County,EK Bailey Construction, 1243 N. Washington Blvd., 801-782-4748
  • Woods Cross City, Public Works facility, 1200 W 2287 S. Limited to 12 bags, first come, first served
  • Wellsville City, 200 South 400 West. 
  • Taylorsville, 4551 S. Atherton Drive, Taylorsville
  • Tooele City, multiple locations 

Related: Salt Lake County prepping early for a big spring runoff

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