Rivers Running Through Create Flooding in Cache Valley

It is spring in Cache Valley and with the incredible snow pack that we enjoyed this year, the river levels are bound to rise. This past Monday and Tuesday saw the highest river levels this year. The Blacksmith Fork River is running at about 7 feet, which is about 3 feet above normal stages. This caused the river to overflow its banks in many locations, but particularly at the Riverside RV Park on 1700 South and just east of Highway 89 in South Logan.

Driving by early Monday morning, the Blacksmith Fork River was touching the bottom of the bridge and was up to the bottom of most of the trailers in the RV Park. Without getting out of my vehicle, it appeared that the level of the water was about 2 feet throughout the park.

More rain is forecast for later Thursday and Friday in Cache Valley. We may see the rivers rise again if the rain is of any significance according to the national weather service. According to meteorologists, the real problems will occur if the weather moves from the relatively cool temperatures to warm temperatures which will create a fast snow melt in the higher elevations.


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