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.
WHOA: The wash running through Snow Canyon in Southern Utah is RAGING right now. Gate attendants turning people away because of danger. 📸 Lauren Matthias @abc4utah #utwx @SamWnek @Wx_Max @NWSSaltLakeCity #flooding #flashfloodflow #southernutah pic.twitter.com/nJBe1rfQsE— Alana Brophy (@AlanaBrophyNews) March 7, 2019
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.
#BREAKING: Flooding in Brookside threatens about 15 homes. Mud & water in our buildings. Community on scene filling sandbags. @washeriff is on scene #utwx @abc4utah news for more. @NWSSaltLakeCity pic.twitter.com/pmSLD5K12H— Alana Brophy (@AlanaBrophyNews) March 7, 2019
The town of Santa Clara, which the Santa Clara drainage runs through, also so saw minor flooding. Pathways and neighborhoods dealt with nuisance flooding.
💦Flooding view: This is Santa Clara, Utah. Lots of rain & minor flooding. Look at that rushing water—-stay out of flood waters. 📸: Lauren Matthias #southernutah #AtmosphericRiver #utwx @abc4utah @Wx_Max @SamWnek @NWSSaltLakeCity pic.twitter.com/dLsjOBK9o8— Alana Brophy (@AlanaBrophyNews) March 7, 2019
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.
Dammeron valley is a muddy mess with all this rain. No major issues with the flooding but you can see…seriously soggy conditions. @abc4utah #utwx pic.twitter.com/kgiNY9o894— Alana Brophy (@AlanaBrophyNews) March 6, 2019
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.
Diamond Valley, Utah: Muddy culverts spilling over bridge near Diamond Valley Road. This is Southern Utah where 2 active flash flood warnings are underway @abc4utah @Wx_Max @ABCNewsWX #utwx #nuisanceflooding pic.twitter.com/V7RvXNE0f5— Alana Brophy (@AlanaBrophyNews) March 6, 2019
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.
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