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Heavy rain in Southern Utah prompts warnings and flooding


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Heavy rain prompted flash flood warnings throughout  Washington County on Wednesday. Gate attendants at Snow Canyon State Park were warning people about rushing water in the park’s wash.

Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were on scene in Brookside, Utah as flood waters rose and impacted outbuildings. Deputies say there were about 15 homes threated by mud and water, and a few of them will face damage and cleanup. Brookside is located beneath Baker Dam, which is full, and heavy rain added to spill over and flooding issues. 

The town of Santa Clara, which the Santa Clara drainage runs through, also so saw minor flooding. Pathways and neighborhoods dealt with nuisance flooding.

Residents of Dammeron Valley, Utah experienced flooding last year. Culverts were working properly Wednesday and homes were not threatened, but yards, roads, and sidewalks were a muddy mess. Residents used sandbags from the last storm in the area.

Diamond Valley also experienced flooding near the intersection of Jade Street and Diamond Valley Road. Muddy waters breached culverts int he area and spilled over onto a small bridge. Firefighters int he area blocked off the flooding. 

Rain is expected to continue with another round overnight into Thursday morning. Here’s a look at where the storm is headed and how it will impact different parts of Utah. 

For the latest storm info, stay with the Pinpoint Weather Team. 

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