UTAH FLOOD WATCH

Stockton water treatment facility taking measures to prevent flooding

Apr 17, 2023, 7:57 AM

Flooding caused evacuations in the area of the Jacob City Fire burn scar. Photo courtesy of Stockto...

Flood damage clean-up in the area of the Jacob City Fire burn scar Aug. 14, 2022.(Stockton police)

(Stockton police)

STOCKTON, Utah — The town of Stockton in Tooele County has seen its water treatment facility flood three years in a row. This year, city officials hope they’ve protected it.

Emergency managers say Tooele typically experiences flooding a few weeks after the Salt Lake Valley does.

Massive rock berms now protect three sides of the Stockton water treatment plant at the base of Soldier Canyon according to Tooele County Emergency Manager Bucky Whitehouse.

Last year’s Jacob City fire stripped the area of a lot of vegetation.

Furthermore, Whitehouse said Tooele City is taking precautions, making sure flood channels designed to handle spillover from reservoirs stay clear. 

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