Logan flooding has been costly, but preventative measures have saved much more

There will probably be more to come with Logan River reaching its peak flood stage but Logan Mayor Randy Watts says city crews continue to take a pro-active approach to prevent flooding. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Watts said they have worked 24-7 for approximately six weeks to make sure everything was done to protect Crockett Dam and Second Dam along with the Country Manor Subdivision and its problems with Blacksmith Fork River. “We have had a lot of people step up to fill those sand bags,” Watts said. “We have had some river banks washed away. We’ve had the inundation of four holes on the Logan River Golf Course so we have only been able to have the golf course open to nine holes. “So we have had impact, the city has impact. It has been costly and it has taken a lot of man power to stay ahead of this so we didn’t have property damage.” The mayor says what has been most important to him is there have been no fatalities like there have been in other places. He says that is why he earlier issued an executive order closing the Logan River to recreationists.

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