UTAH FLOOD WATCH
Utah’s Logan River hits flood stage, more storms expected
May 24, 2023, 10:30 AM | Updated: 10:42 am
(Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY— For one of the first times this spring, the Logan River in Utah has entered flood stage. And it’s thanks to a combination of factors.
National Weather Service Lead Meteorologist Christine Kruse told KSL NewsRadio that snow melt and the passing storms over the last few days are a big reason why the Logan River peaked early Wednesday morning.
“Anytime you have melting snowpack and … heavy rain on top of that, that can cause an acceleration of that melting,” Kruse said.
Kruse said there’s a good chance of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon from Salt Lake City northward. The chance of storms lasts through at least the weekend.
Other rivers in flood stage according to the KSL River Flow Tracker include:
- The South Fork of the Ogden River
- The Sevier River near Hatch
- The Dolores River near Cisco
In one location, the Bear River is nearing flood stage.
Kruse also said the Ogden and Sevier Rivers could see some relief in the next couple of days.
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