Cache County prepares for possibility of flooding

There is a great deal of water in the local mountains, and Cache County Council Chairman Jon White said when it come to talk about flooding it’s a matter of “when” and not “if.”On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday, White said the county is doing what it can to keep flood damage minor.”The state has got some monitoring stations on most rivers that come – I know they do the Blacksmith Fork, the Little Bear River and Logan River – so they can predict where it is compared to flood stage,” White said. “I hope we don’t have much damage, but I know there’s basements flooded now. The ground is saturated. It’s not going to go in the ground, it’s going to run off somewhere.”As far as local farmers are concerned, White said crops will come in later and yields will be worse, but the stream flows will be up and that will be a benefit.Last night, Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon told the County Council that a planning meeting will be held Wednesday at the Emergency Operations Center.”We’re bringing all of the agencies together, making sure that we’re prepared as it relates to having sand bags on hand, and having sand where we need it, where we think that there might be flooding. We really hope that it won’t happen but we want to be prepared for it in case that it does.”Lemon said last week the National Weather Service reported a 90 percent chance of flooding on the Logan River. Lemon said that prediction has been made other years when it didn’t materialize, and he’s hoping it won’t this year.

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