Flood Potential Outlook
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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Salt Lake City
Flood Potential Outlook
1100 am May 7th, 2018

            Rivers on the Rise

With temperatures rising into the low to mid 80`s in the Salt Lake
City area this week, many rivers throughout Northern Utah will reach
dangerous levels. While flooding is not anticipated due to the
warmup, river volumes will significantly increase.

In addition, water temperatures will be frigid.  The combination of
incredibly cold water flowing at excessive speeds present dangerous
conditions throughout the area.

Some examples of these rises include the Logan river near Logan,
which typically flows at 340 cubic feet per second (CFS) at this
time of year, is expected to rise to 700 CFS on Thursday. The Weber
River near the town of Woodland, typically flows at 480 CFS, is
forecast to reach 800 CFS.  The Provo River, which typically flows
at 500 CFS this time of year is expected to reach 1000 CFS.

Understand, we do not anticipate any flood scenarios at this time.
However, every year people perish in swift, cold streams fed by
spring snowmelt runoff.  Please be vigilant when traveling near
these waterways.

Additional information will be provided as the spring snowmelt
season evolves.

Brian McInerney


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