Alpine takes steps to avoid flooding, mudslides

Published 02/28 2014 05:03PM

Updated 02/28 2014 05:08PM

ALPINE, Utah (ABC4 – Utah) Alpine has spent the winter working on several projects to protect the town from flooding.

Any cities near a burn scar are susceptible as more rain showers are moving toward Utah.

“There's always concerns after a fire,” said Shane Sorenson, Public Works Director and City Engineer for the City of Alpine. “Totally depends on what kind of weather you get.”

After mud and debris hit homes last year in Alpine, the city took steps this winter to help re-direct water coming off of mountains.

“We've got a million and a half dollars worth of projects,” said Sorenson.

Using a grant from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS,) Alpine has dug high bench ditches and installed pipes to re-direct the water coming off Wadsworth and Box Elder canyons.

“We don't really expect any issues until we get into thunderstorm season, so more in the July/August time frame,” said Sorenson. 

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