Emergency crews respond to flooding in Providence, Logan River Golf Course

A flood warning continues for Cache County after a busy weekend. The Logan River is still above flood stage and there are problems in Providence with Spring Creek.Cache County Emergency Manager Rick Williams says crews also helped evacuate 68 people from campsites in High Creek Canyon on Friday.”We’re going to try and make a pretty good move to get most of those vehicles out of High Creek Canyon sometime this afternoon,” Williams says. “Some of the folks have been able to get their vehicles out of there but we’re trying to get those out of there this afternoon.”Williams also says there has been additional attention and resources directed to Providence City after Spring Creek started overflowing.”We did a little help with Providence last night and Saturday night providing them sandbags to assist them with their flooding over there but we haven’t had additional requests for assist on the Logan.”There is still a 30-foot breach flowing through the Logan River Golf Course but Logan City Emergency Manager Will Lusk says it is under control to the point where it is still possible to operate nine of the 18 holes. The golf course was closed down last week because of the flooding.Interestingly, in spite of the flooding, there is not enough water at the golf course, not enough water for irrigation that is.”Due to the rising water it did take out one of their irrigation lines that flows over the river there, just under the bridge that’s close to the breach,” Lusk says. “Right now their main irrigation line to that area is inoperable. Lusk says the course is working to keep the right kind of water flowing.”They are working on a couple other possibilities to get irrigation water continued to that site, to continue to maintain the course.”In all, Lusk says Logan crews are monitoring 42 different sites for flooding at the preset time.With temperatures increasing the danger of more flooding coming down the Logan River is also increasing. Lusk says Logan is continuing to maintain restricted access through city boundaries to help protect children and other people as well. He says everyone should do what they can to protect themselves.”We would ask all the citizens to monitor the river near their home,” he continues. “Also keep friends, neighbors and others who might potentially not understand the dangers of high, moving water, just remind them that distance is their friend.”Lusk says emergency crews are keeping a close eye on the rivers hoping for the best but trying to prepare for the worst.

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