Ranch Owners Clean Up Mud, Water From Flash Flood

Aug 22, 2018, 7:41 PM | Updated: 9:18 pm

FAYETTE, Utah – Residents in Central Utah were watching the skies very closely, following some flash flooding that caused a lot of damage to the Lodges at Pheasant Run property.

“We just walked down and this was full of water all the beds and mattresses were soaked, mud was everywhere,” said Zach Jensen.

Jensen helps to run this family owned guest lodge west of Fayette.

A storm Tuesday morning dropped significant rainfall at the Sanpete County ranch. A window well filled with water and the pressure shattered the glass, filling the basement with a foot of water and mud.

Jensen and his dad have been working nonstop to tear out the carpet and make the repairs.

With guests scheduled at the lodge for Friday, crews were working as fast as they could.

“We are trying to take care of it and get some things fixed, so if it does come we can keep the water away from the buildings, but that it not too promising, hopefully it rains, but not that much,” he said.

The ranch attracts family reunions in the summer and pheasant hunters in the fall and winter months.

The area has suffered from drought like conditions, but all of this water at once, was, “too little, too late.”

“We haven’t had any rain this summer so we are thinking all this water, this is great,” Jensen added.

As they cleaned up the mess and repair the damage, the Jensens were working to prevent any future storms from flooding their lodge, hoping the rain goes to water their fields.

“We are all excited about getting all this water, and then at the same time it did this… I think we will still take it,” he said.

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