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Will it Flood?

posted Jun 14, 2011, 2:22 PM by Mac Sims   [ updated Jun 14, 2011, 3:59 PM ]
The latest Utah flood potential briefing can be found here:

While Lehi and Dry Creek are not specifically mentioned in this briefing, on slide 9 there is an info graphic that Brian talks about that does show most of the Dry Creek drainage area in the lower mid-right.  It is interesting to see the difference between last year's graphic, when it did flood, and this year's.

Water started spilling over the edge of the weir at the retention pond Saturday night, and has not dropped below the edge since then.  But we have not had any flooding issues, even with the additional flow.  That is the good news, the bad news is that now we have no buffer for spikes in flow, unless the level can drop back below the edge.

We are definitely better prepared this year, and the channels for Dry Creek are more capable than last year, but there is still much more snow to be melted. As Brian said, it is still all a function of temperature from now until the snow is melted.  The city is constantly monitoring the creek, and if there is a problem, we will get the call.