National Weather Service issues flood warnings for surrounding areas

Residents in Cache, Box Elder and Weber counties are being advised to watch out for rising rivers and streams as another round of storms comes through this weekend. The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a Flood Warning for south central Cache County as well as eastern Box Elder County and northeastern Weber County through 4:15 a.m. Sunday. 

A <a href=”http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php?wfo=slc” target=”_blank”>cold front is forecast</a> to produce up to an inch of rain and periods of snow as well. The combination of added moisture and snowmelt is expected to cause rivers and streams to run extremely high. The weather service is predicting flooding along the headwaters of the Little Bear River and the south fork of the Ogden River. 

The Little Bear River is expected to reach flood stage by Saturday evening, affecting residents in Avon, Paradise and Hyrum. The river typically flows at 160 cubic feet per second this time of year. By Saturday evening it is predicted to be flowing at 1250 cubic feet per second.

The rising waters will be mostly contained to fields and roads in the upper drainage areas of the Little Bear and the areas downstream from Causey Reservoir to Pineview Reservoir in Weber County. 

Residual flooding has also been observed in Bear Lake County along the Bear River. Residents who live or have property along the Bear River are being advised to keep a close eye on weekend weather forecasts.

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