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The four main canals that flow through Bluffdale are not typically a flood risk, as they are not filled until at least April 15th, and canal companies control water levels. Much like the canals, the amount of water allowed into the Jordan River from Utah Lake is controlled. The Jordan River will see more significant flows but should not see volume above the flood rim level.
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The areas near Rose Creek and the Jordan River are the most susceptible to flooding.
All residents may reach out to the Public Works Department at 801-254-2200 to request sandbags.
Review these map resources to learn more:
Salt Lake County Floodplain Map:https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/5e0fdc6fc3de4e89937ba199afb6828f
State of Utah Flood Risk Map: https://floodhazards.utah.gov/property-owners/
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM): https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search
Possible flooding is more likely if your home, residence, or business is located within a FEMA regulated 100-yr floodplain (1-percent Annual Chance Flood) special flood hazard area (SFHA).
Residents in neighborhoods with high groundwater levels should check their sump pumps to ensure they are in working order, landscaping, gutter drainage.
The Jordan River will see more significant flows but should not see volume above the flood rim level. The flows through the Jordan River are controlled, but groundwater levels may be high in areas near the river, so it's important for residents who live in those areas to check to make sure their sump pumps are in working order.
Salt Lake County Public Works Maphttps://slco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ed68dc2b532f432db3f1d17dee1042bc
All residents can take action to prepare their homes for extra moisture, whether in spring storms, high groundwater, or flooding.
Some of those actions include
Find more information on these websites:
Salt Lake County Flood Preparedness: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/5e0fdc6fc3de4e89937ba199afb6828f
Be Ready Utah: https://beready.utah.gov/utah-hazards/flood/
Call the Public Works Department at 801-254-2200 to request sandbags and find out where to pick them up.
Bluffdale City is providing 10 sandbags per household.
Salt Lake County residents can get up to 25 sandbags. Find more information at https://slcoem.org/sandbag-locations/
Residents are encouraged to visit the SLCO Flood Preparedness website to review the information provided regarding sandbags and other recommendations for use in preparing for flooding events: https://slco.org/flood-control/flood-preparedness-manual/.
Contact the Public Works Department if you notice flooding in the City. During normal business hours at 801-254-2200 and after hours and on weekends at 801-559-7783.
If you see areas of overland flooding along rivers, creeks, streams, canals, or areas of channel erosion, call Salt Lake County Flood Control at (385) 468-6600.
If debris is within local roadways or intersections, contact our public works department at 801-254-2200 for those local drainage problems. If you need to contact them after normal business hours and on weekends call 801-559-7783.
If the debris is in a river, creek, stream, or canal, contact SLCO Flood Control at 385-468-6600.
City and County resources are spread thin and do not have the staff to respond immediately to every storm drain inlet that is blocked and needs to be cleared. This is why we are asking residents to help if they see small debris (small branches, sticks, and leaves) blocking or clogging roadside storm drain inlets by using a rake and removing and disposing of the debris. This is a quick and easy way to reduce the chances of small nuisance flooding.
Feel free to reach out to Public Works or the Emergency Manager, Bart Barton, at 801-258-2200.