Flooding

Krachel Greenwood

Summit County Public Works is watching the high water in the Snyderville Basin Friday evening. Culverts near Cutter Lane are full, and in some places the water is overflowing the banks of the canal. The water levels can be deceiving, and kids and pets should stay away from the banks.

Summit County Public Information Officer Krachel Greenwood says the county is not declaring flood stage on Cutter Lane at this point. But the they are watching it carefully because the water is flowing over the culvert onto the roadway.

North Summit Fire District

With the spring runoff season starting in earnest, officials at Park City and Summit County are watching the waterways and they have sandbags prepared.

So far, though, they are not raising any alarms.

KPCW spoke with the city’s Emergency Manager Mike McComb, who said at this point, it looks like they have an orderly start to the run-off season.

Dollar Ridge Fire Ben Fiz / Wasatch County

March 20th is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This means the spring run off and with the snowpack this year and the fires last year, officials are asking residents to be aware of land slide and flood risks.

Fires last summer left burn scars on mountainsides all over the state. Combining snow melt, spring rains, steep hillsides and fire damage can make for dangerous conditions to property and personal safety.

Utah Division of emergency Management Spokesperson, Joe Dougherty says there are areas in Wasatch County that could be at risk for debris flows.

As many as a dozen homes in Coalville and the North Summit area were flooded on Sunday.  Rick Brough has more.

The Boulder floods are being watched carefully by emergency managers in Summit County and Park City, who hope they can learn from Colorado's catastrophe. Rick Brough has more.

Emergency responders in the East County had to deal with a fire near Kamas, and a minor flood near Coalville. Rick Brough has more.