Draper gets relief from storms, spends day cleaning up

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DRAPER -- After nearly a week of battling rain, flooding and mudslides, residents of Draper's Corner Canyon area got a much-needed break Sunday.

Cleanup efforts turned to prevention efforts Sunday morning as crews headed up the mountain to clear out debris left behind from Saturday's storm. Earlier this year, crews installed devices designed to catch runoff and direct it away from the neighborhoods.

"We'll go up there and do like we did yesterday and clean out the devices, and in some cases install new devices to catch potential sediment for future rainstorms," said Steve Scheid with the U.S. Forest Service.

The flood danger in the area has been especially high this summer because of a fire that destroyed much of the vegetation on the mountainside last year.

Experts say it could take up to three years for the area to completely stabilize again.

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