UTAH'S FLOOD WATCH

Flood advisory issued for Emigration Creek

Apr 16, 2023, 12:44 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2023, 11:34 am

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service Salt Lake City office issued a flood advisory for Emigration Creek Sunday night.

“We’re expecting it to hit action stage tonight around midnight,” said lead meteorologist Christine Kruse. ” And then, like normal with snowmelt, it’ll decrease by morning, then increase again into the next night, and may be as high as flood stage.”

Emigration Creek was forecast to crest at around 125 cubic feet per second between 9 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday.

Kruse said it’s possible water will pool into yards and parks. She added it will likely crest Monday and Tuesday night.

“If you think about cubic feet per second, that’s like a basketball of water, so it’s like 140 basketballs passing you every second; that’s what we think this crest is going to be, around 140 CFS,” Kruse explained.

She said homeowners and business owners in the area should prepare Sunday afternoon.

“This is a great time for enhanced awareness/preparedness, and many flood mitigation tools are already in place for the affected areas,” the  NWS tweet said.

“If you’ve had problems in the previous warm-up at Emigration Creek, I would just check all of the mitigation that you did last time to be sure it’s still in order before we go into the rise tonight,” Kruse added.

The creek was already flowing heavily when a backed-up culvert overflowed its banks and flooded a yard and driveway on Tuesday.

KSL 5 TV Live

Utah's Flood Watch

Severe storms last week damaged a Moab couple's roof. (Tammie Nakai)...

Shelby Lofton

Home damaged by Moab flooding

Recent flash flooding in Moab hit streets, canyons, and damaged some residents' homes. One couple said they've been living under a hole-covered roof since severe storms hit Southeastern Utah last week.

17 days ago

Flash flooding in Grand County Utah...

Mary Culbertson

Flash flood watch coming quickly for southeast Utah, Grand County officials say

Grand County officials warned southeastern Utah of a flash flood watch that will take place Thursday afternoon to evening.

23 days ago

Flash flooding in Moab on Friday. Excessive heat remains a fixture in Utah's northern half, while f...

Carter Williams, KSL.com

What to know as excessive heat, flash-flood potential linger in Utah this week

SALT LAKE CITY — Extreme heat will linger across the Wasatch Front for a few more days, while flash flooding potential lingers across southern Utah to start this week, as different weather patterns continue to play out across the state. The National Weather Service on Monday issued excessive heat warnings and heat advisories throughout the […]

25 days ago

Officials urge people to stay away from high-running waters, and to implement systems to avoid floo...

Shelby Lofton

Safety and flood warnings near rivers, reservoirs hit capacity

Heavy snow two years in a row left reservoirs filled to the brim. Now, high temperatures are making rivers more active than usual. Here is how you can keep your home and family safe this summer.

1 month ago

Rising temperatures have caused minor flooding from the Weber River, effecting two RV parks. (Andre...

Andrew Adams

Minor flooding expected in areas along Weber River in Summit County this week

Areas of two RV parks and acres of farmland were flooded Tuesday as the Weber River swelled with runoff waters. Water managers said they anticipated the potential for more minor flooding through the week with hot temperatures finally arriving.

1 month ago

Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir is sitting at capacity with a 12-foot depth in its deepest spots this M...

Andrew Adams

Sandy eyes forecast with runoff expected to increase

Eyes were on the forecast Thursday with a key reservoir sitting at capacity, and runoff waters expected to increase in the weeks to come.

2 months ago

Sponsored Articles

young male technician is repairing a printer at office...

Les Olson

Unraveling the dilemma between leasing and buying office technology

Carefully weigh these pros and cons to make an informed decision that best suits your business growth and day-to-day operation. 

A kitchen in a modern farmhouse....

Lighting Design

A room-by-room lighting guide for your home

Bookmark this room-by-room lighting guide whenever you decide to upgrade your lighting or style a new home.

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Flood advisory issued for Emigration Creek