Flooding along Little Bear River closes access to Porcupine Dam

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office has issued a flood update for the southern part of the valley. Lt. Chad Jensen says as of Monday morning the road to Porcupine Dam has been closed in Avon. He reports that water has left the river 100 yards east of the bridge and is running down the road. The intersection at 11200 S. 800 E. in Avon has also been sand bagged to prevent the water from running across the road and intersection. Jensen says the Blacksmith Fork River is running high in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. Several private cabins and campgrounds in the canyon flooded as well as Hyrum City park located in the canyon. He says property owners and Hyrum City have taken care to sand bag their cabins and property. The Blacksmith Fork River continues to run high through Nibley. Jensen says city officials and residents have so far been successful in pre-planning for these events with sand bags, debris removal from the river and stabilizing the river banks. He reports there has been some flooding between 3100 S and 2900 S near the bridges going in to Millville.The Cache County Road dept. has been working for several weeks on the bridge at 2900 S removing debris from the river with a backhoe keeping the water moving. In the past two weeks, they have pulled over 20 dump truck loads of debris from the river. As for the west side of the valley, Jensen says there is standing water in many of the fields, but the river and bridges on 600 South are flowing well.

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