Environment

Flooding temporarily closed state Route 39 in Ogden Canyon Tuesday morning. (Utah Department of Pub...
Josh Ellis

Utah roads, parks close due to flooding and high runoff levels

Several roads were closed due to flooding Tuesday morning, and warm temperatures will keep rivers and creeks running high throughout the day.
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Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during a press conference at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District's...
Carter Williams

Utah launches statewide turf grass buyback program as it seeks water-use reformation

This year's record snowpack has drastically reduced a drought that really began to impact Utah by the end of spring three years ago.
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Ashley Moser

Sandy resident builds wall to divert water away from property in anticipation of flooding

Homeowners along Little Willow Creek in Sandy are gearing up for floodwaters with sandbags, but one resident is taking it a step further to protect his home. 
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Madison Swenson

Spanish Fork mayor issues emergency declaration for flooding

An emergency declaration was issued Monday in Spanish Fork due to flooding issues.
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Shelby Lofton

Trenches built to hold runoff too shallow, homes in several subdivisions flood

Homeowners said they had eight feet of snow in their yards a few days ago. Today, it's half of that.
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Dan Rascon

Flood warning in effect for Emigration Creek as spring runoff raises water levels

Emigration Canyon is under flood watch as the waters in the creek are running very high and very fast Monday.
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Ladd Egan

UDOT: U.S. 89 near Thistle could close again in coming days due to flooding

Flooding forced the closure of U.S. Highway 89 in both directions near the Thistle Junction with U.S. 6 Sunday night through Monday afternoon.
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Michael Houck

Utah officials launch flood watch, resources website

Utah's Division of Emergency Management released its 2023 spring runoff and flooding website Monday.
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20 California condors in Arizona, Utah died from avian flu

Wildlife officials say 20 California condors in northern Arizona and southern Utah have died since March and half of the endangered birds tested positive for a strain of avian flu.
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Tamara Vaifanua

Sandy officials host ‘flood ready’ town hall to prepare residents

Sandy City leaders want residents to be prepared for whatever mother nature brings with a flood prep town hall and sandbags.
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Josh Ellis

Flood watches and advisories in effect across Utah; US 89 closed at US 6/Thistle Junction

A flood warning has been issued for Emigration Creek in Salt Lake City as U.S. Highway 89 was closed at the U.S. 6 junction in Spanish Fork Canyon due to flooding along Thistle Creek Monday morning. 
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A home threatened by the flood water caused by Emigration Creek. (KSLTV)...
Shara Park

National Weather Service issues flood warning for Emigration Creek

Residents in Emigration Canyon sprang into action Sunday as Emigration Creek jumped its bed in several areas threatening to flood homes.
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One of the seven flooding areas impacting Garden City, Utah. (Courtesy: Mayor Mike Leonhardt)...
Michael Houck

Garden City officials declare state of emergency due to flooding

The mayor of Garden City, Utah, has issued a state of emergency to prepare residents for flooding Saturday afternoon. 
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Shelby Lofton

Summit County rivers placed on flood watch as water continues to rise

Summit County officials are keeping an eye on their rivers as the rapidly approaching warm weather is causing snow to melt quickly.
10 months ago
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Brittany Tait

Channel opened on Weber River as flood watch begins

Weber County Officials are keeping a close eye on the Weber River after the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for it and two others.
10 months ago
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Alex Cabrero

Tens of thousands of sandbags filled during big volunteer event at Murray Park

As temperatures rise, the snow in the mountains melts, and the water quickly flows down to the valley, causing lots of sandbagging events to happen Saturday. 
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Alex Cabrero

South end of Great Salt Lake up nearly 4 feet since berm raised in February

Most Utahns know the Great Salt Lake is in danger as the effects of the drought shrunk the lake and water levels reached a historic low in 2022.
10 months ago
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Shara Park

Utah prepares for first major warm weather threat

ith shovels and gloves in hand, volunteers filled hundreds of sandbags Friday at the Salt Lake County Flood Control Shed located at 604 West 6960 South in Midvale.
10 months ago
With so many Utah communities concerned about potential flooding this spring, because of the heavy ...
Larry D. Curtis

Salt Lake County wants you ‘runoff ready’ as temperatures head well above normal

SALT LAKE CITY — Are you runoff ready? Salt Lake County says preparing for spring runoff, after a record amount of snow in Utah’s mountains, starts today. As temperatures warm up this week, prep-time might pass as high mountain and city temperatures bring water fast from Utah’s runoff. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson declared […]
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Brittany Tait

UDOT: Wet slides could return to canyons as spring melt heats up

As temperatures continue to rise after a record-breaking snowpack, experts are worried about more than just flooding.
10 months ago
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Alex Cabrero

The unseen flooding danger, rising ground water

Never did James Naylor think he would be famous on TikTok. “My 13-year-old got me into it,” he said. 
10 months ago
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Karah Brackin

How to be proactive as flood watch heightens leading into 80-degree days

With warmer temperatures on the way, there are practical steps families can take in the case of flooding.
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Shelby Lofton

Defective ear tags are threatening the health of Utah cattle herds

A number of veterinarians and ranchers across the state are dealing with an unusual problem, missing ear tags from bulls.
10 months ago
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Mike Anderson

How surveillance cameras will help respond to potential flood areas

Surveillance cameras are now being used to help combat the rising flood waters around the state.
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