Utah has experienced a much higher snow pack this year. That snowpack, along with potential spring rains, may cause high stream flows and water tables. We anticipate there will be potential flooding in areas where we do not usually see water flow.
Residents are encouraged to be aware of the potential for flooding this spring and take measures to protect areas near their homes by clearing out rain gutters, downspouts, and storm drains. Check your landscaping to make sure water drains away from your home.
· Call 9-1-1 if it is a life-or-death emergency.
· Call (801) 840-4000 if you have a non-emergency but require police or fire assistance.
· Call (385) 468-6600 if you see water from a creek or river that is going over bridges or roadways or if you see street, intersection, or parking lot flooding. The operator will ask you some questions and take down your information.
· Call (385) 468-6101 if you see flooding on a roadway that is located away from a creek or river. This is most likely a storm drain issue.
Salt Lake County is providing sandbags to residents to protect their homes from flooding. Residents are allotted 25 complimentary sandbags per day. Bring your own shovel and gloves. You can pick up sandbags at:
Salt Lake County Public Works Operations Division Sandbag Shed (north of main office building)
604 West 6960 South, Midvale, Utah
Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Phone: (801) 468-6600
There's an easy way to check. Go to this website to view an interactive Flood Plain Map: https://slcoem.org
Click on Emergencies/Incidents. Click on Flooding/Spring Runoff and scroll down and click on the Salt Lake County Floodplain Map. There is a lot of useful information on this site. You can also visit the FEMA Flood Plain Map: https://msc.fema.gov and the Utah Risk Map: https://floodhazards.utah.gov
Salt Lake County Watershed Streamflow and Precipitation https://rain-flow.slco.org