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The Water Begins to Flow in Ogden Canyon

The Water Begins to Flow in Ogden Canyon

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(May 4, 2005) --

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(KSL NEWS) Ogden - The sandbags are out along the Ogden River and residents living along the river banks are watching for potential flooding. The patio outside Lorene Herzig's home is under water. She says, "I have about 50 sandbags right now and expect to receive at least 50 more." The river isn't expected to get much higher for now.

Water officials opened the dam this morning and the river is currently flowing at 1200 cubic feet per second. Even with the flood potential being high this spring, Lorene Herzig says, "The beauty of the canyon far surpasses our fear." When asked if she has flood insurance she responded, "Flood insurance went up one thousand dollars this year - No."

No major problems have been reported since water officials began releasing the water from Pineview Reservoir this morning. While the flooding situation might be alright for now, canyon residents are worried about the coming days and weeks.Residents are concerned about the spring runoff still coming.

(Copyright 2005 by KSL News Services)

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